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This is our 11th newsletter related to the manufacturing sector in the San Diego-Imperial Region. Monica and I wrapped up our October (#ManufacturingMonth) weekly employer series! Next, we will resume our Skilled Trades Discussion Forum in December. Scroll for more information. As always, our goal is to improve student’s success in the labor market through educator engagement where we will aim to update, expand, and align K-16 career educational pathways. Here, you'll find news, resources for distance learning, best practices, upcoming events, industry-related virtual panels or tours, and job opportunities for your students!
 What happened in October? 

Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Highlights

...Over 200 participants were part of the Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Employer Webinar Series! 
Microtek Innovation

Tandem Metal Products
Johnson Matthey

Otter Products
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Imperial Irrigation District
Coming Up Next...

Advanced Manufacturing Discussion Forum
for Educators, Staff and Administrators

When: Dec 16, 2020 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: What about competencies?
Register here

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

November Satellite Session featuring
Continuous Innovation & Development of the F-35 Program
Nov 19, 2020 3:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Cost: $0
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Cobot Expo 2.0
November 16-17, 2020 | 10:00AM-5:00PM PST
Register HERE
Autodesk now offers access to Fusion 360 on Chromebooks. Any student, educator or design competition mentor with a Chromebook, an Autodesk account and an educational subscription can access the service. For more information, please refer to Autodesk’s FAQ. If you would like to provide students with access to Fusion 360 on their Chromebooks, please email Autodesk representative, Di Jin at
Would you be interested in a Design and/or Make Competition for your Students?
For previous newsletters, click here. Highlights from the previous newsletter:
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Additional Resources

Quality Control with inspection, measurement & alignment, analysis and reverse engineering.
Verisurf Metrology Virtual Learning Edition (VLE) and Learning Management System (LMS) are FREE to use and “Learn by Doing.”
  • Who is this for? Machine Tool Technology, Engineering and Maker Spaces
  • FREE for Educators, Instructors and Students
  • VLE - full-version program, software download. Your mouse becomes the measurement probe! Just like using a real CMM or Portable CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine). 
  • LMS - Metrology Education, at Home or Work. Cloud-based video training, available 24/7.
  • When used side-by-side VLE & LMS becomes an interactive experience.
  • Verisurf YouTube Channel - 55 Videos. How-to & Case studies for Educators, Instructors and Students.
As educators, you have access to ALL Verisurf modules when using their FREE Verisurf Learning Edition or when purchasing a License.


The virtual machines (VM's) are now up and running for students to use. These VM's allow students who have Chromebooks at home to access CAD software needed for their classes.

If you're an educator who is still lacking access to software, or if you need help with setting up manufacturing and engineering CAD software (AutoCAD, Inventor, Inventor CAM, RevIt, Fusion) for your students, please request access now. 

SIGN-UP to request access: LINK

We’re using Cabrillo College's server farm (called Netlab) for our virtual machines (thanks Cabrillo!). This will be free for your school to use. Regional Director from The Bay Area, Mark Martin, is also developing Amazon Web Services as a backup, if needed.

Skilled Trades Discussion Forum Survey
We want to hear from you! We will use your feedback to create robust content for our future monthly webinar sessions:

Advanced Manufacturing, CCCCO Resources
CACT Online Resources for CTE Education
Manufacturing Educators Online Resources/Forum
San Diego-Imperial Regional Consortium Advanced Manufacturing

San Diego County of Education (SDCOE) Resources
Work-Based Learning and CTE Resources
Curated General Resources and Webinars
Crowd-Sourced Resources by Sector
Distance Learning Instructional Resources by Content Area 
CTE Online Curriculum
Resources for Students and Parents

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