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Hello, it's Ruishan and Monica!
Summer is upon us! 😎 This is our 16th newsletter related to the manufacturing sector in the San Diego-Imperial Region. 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, alumni & network!
Job Opportunities

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SeaSpine, a biomedical company located in Carlsbad, CA is looking for a Machine Shop Technician. They are looking for an entry-level person who can assist in the day-to-day Machine shop processes, mainly focusing on supporting their 3D printing machines and post-machining processes.

High school (with work experience) and college students are welcomed to apply.
  • Lab Operator I (accepting high school to college students)
  • Lab Operator I Intern
Cross-sector Discussion Forum:
Advanced Manufacturing & Biotech/Life Sciences)

Yes... it happened and it was great! RECAP VIDEO: link

Upcoming Events

Our colleague who is the Regional Director for Employer Engagement in Advanced Transportation and Logistics invites K-14 educators to the Advanced Transportation & Logistics Sector Discussion Forum happening tomorrow Wednesday, May 26th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Pacific time.

Join to learn from industry professionals in the field about what knowledge, skills and abilities are needed for students’ to enter the Supply Chain & Logistics (SC&L) workforce. Because this sector spans over many professions, we invite K-14 educators who teach courses and programs related to transportation, business/international business, manufacturing and information communications technologies (ICT) and anyone interested in learning more about Supply Chain & Logistics labor market.
Both of us are honored to be chair and co-chair to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Chapter 44 this year. Our 5th chapter meeting is this Saturday at 9:00AM PST. We would love for you to join us as you will meet manufacturing industry partners in our region.

  • Why SME?
  • Structure & Events (WESTEC, AeroDef...)
  • Education Financial Support Program
  • Tooling U-SME Certifications, Corporate Programs & more
When: Jun 12, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


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

Autodesk is hosting the upcoming 2021 EDU CAM Summit from June 15-16, 2021 Please save the date and join for informative presentations, panel discussions, and live machine shop demonstrations. Attendees will hear from leading faculty and industry experts to learn how they are forging the way in academia to align with Industry 4.0. Below is a sneak peek at some of the speakers and topics.


Carl Bass - Former Autodesk CEO
Mark Terryberry - Applications Engineer, HAAS Automation
Dika Handayani - Assistant Professor, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona
Josh McDowell - Assistant Professor, Danville Community College
Trian Georgeou - Lecturer, California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo

Presentation and discussion topics will include:

- CAD for CAM
- Adaptive Roughing in machining
- Diversity in manufacturing
- The future of manufacturing in America
- Modern Technology in Manufacturing today
- 3D and multi-axis

Attendees will also see live demonstrations of Adaptive Roughing and 3D and multi-axis machining. To register:
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Congratulations to Palomar College, San Diego City College and MiraCosta TCI for being recognized by industry as Preferred Providers of manufacturing talent. Looking forward to training the next generation of machinists and engineering technicians!


CADENCE grant from the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to support California’s defense innovation and manufacturing ecosystem through small business development. Funding comes from the DoD Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program that is designed to strengthen the national security innovation base, and California is one of six Defense Manufacturing Communities across the nation.

Grant Awardees:

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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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