NoCo Manufacturing Continuing Education

NoCo Newsletter July

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,

Welcome to the July e-newsletter from the NoCo Manufacturing Partnership.  The Partnership from the beginning has been industry led and our efforts need to continue to align with the needs and interests of Northern Colorado Manufacturers.  So please save the date for the bi-annual ALL MANUFACTURERS MEETING July 27th where updates on the partnership will be provided followed by some networking and beverages. This is a chance for manufacturers to provide critical feedback to our organization that guides the work of the Board and the committees.

Time and location to be determined and an invitation will be sent with details soon.

Please plan to attend- WE NEED YOUR INPUT!


Your NoCO Manufacturing Partnership pursues its mission through the efforts of volunteers.  These people work in our community as manufacturers or as public partners in education and government.

We thank all our members and volunteers for their contributions throughout the year.  However, there are a few people that go above and beyond to further the mission. We would like to take an opportunity to formally recognize their efforts.  If you would like to nominate someone to be recognized no later than June 30th, please CLICK HERE.

Please see below listing of programs, tours, announcements, committee update s
and more!
Upcoming Events
NOCO All Manufacturers Meeting 7/27 – Save the Date 
More details coming soon!
In Site Tour – Vestas Windsor

Tuesday, July 18th, 9:00am – 11:00am
Vestas Windsor
11140 Eastman Park Dr.
Windsor, CO 80550

Vestas is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy. The blades factory in Windsor is one of four Vestas factories built in Colorado – and it was the first factory built in Colorado (in 2007).
No cost to attend, but registration required. Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority.  Registration closes July 14th at noon.
Lunch and Learn – Automation for Businesses of all Sizes
with In- Position Technologies
Reminder: No Lunch and Learn in July
Thursday, August 10th, noon – 1:00 pm


Location TBD
Automation can be implemented and integrated into companies of all sizes and in different industries.Join us to learn more about the current and future trends around robotics and other forms of automation.

Cost: Member $10.00 and Non-Member $15.00

Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority. Registration closes August 9th at noon.
FRCC Machining Fast Track Classes – Fall Semester
NoCo Mfg Partnership member companies that pay for this class receive a 10% tuition discount

Intro to Machining – Class Flyer Here

August 2-October 14, 2017
92-hour class meets Monday & Wednesday from 6-9PM and Saturday from 8:00AM-Noon.
Topics: Shop Math, Print Reading, Hand Measurement, Bench Tools, Cutting Tools, Manual Mill/Lathe.
For those new to machining or those wanting a foundation of machine shop techniques and concepts.
Tuition: $2,095.00
Intermediate Machining – Class Flyer Here
October 16-December 20, 2017
50-hour class meets Monday & Wednesday from 6-9PM and Saturday from 8:00AM-1:00pm.
Topics: Hass CNC mill & lathe, G&M Code and Intro to GD&T.
For those ready to take the second module in the FRCC Fast-Track Training Series
Tuition: $2,095.00
Advanced Machining – Class Flyer Here
August 2-October 4, 2017
87-hour class meets Monday & Wednesday from 6-9PM and Saturday from 8:00AM-Noon.
Topics: Mastercam, Advanced CNC, Lean Manufacturing.
For those with 3-5 years machine shop experience and knowledge of G-code seeking more advanced skills.
Tuition: $2,095.00
Specialized and Multi-Axis Machining-5axis – Class Flyer Here
August 3-September 21, 2017
70-hour class meets Tuesday & Thursday from 6-9PM and Saturday from 1:00-5:00PM.
Topics: Mastercam Multi-Axis programming, 5-axis mill operation.
For those with 3-5 years machine shop experience, knowledge of G-code and Mastercam seeking 5-axis machining techniques and concepts.
Tuition: $2,495.00
Swiss Turning Operation – Class Flyer Here
October 10 – December 2, 2017
70-hour class meets Tuesday & Thursday from 6-9PM and Saturday from 1:00-5:00PM.
Topics: Citizen A20 Swiss Turning Center: Programming, Setup and Operations
Tuition: $2,495.00
NoCo Mfg Partnership member companies that pay for this class will receive a 10% discount on tuition.
For more information about these and other upcoming manufacturing related classes at FRCC, click register now button below.
Manufacturer’s Edge Events

First Friday Webinar: Intro to KATA

Friday, July 7th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Free Online Webinar

Click HERE to Register

The Art and Practice of Project Leadership

August 3rd and August 4th 8:30am – 4:30pm

Woodward in Fort Collins

$540/person and $490/person discount rate when registering more than one person

Click HERE to Register

First Friday Webinar: KATA in Action

Friday, August 4th, 10:00 am – 2:00pm

$150/person; 20% Discount for multiple registrants from same org.

Click HERE to Register

NIST Last Welding Workshop – FREE
July 11-12, 2017, 9:00 am
National Institute of Standards and Technology
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
Instrumented Laser Joining Workshop with topics including: Measurements & Instrumentation, Modeling, Applications, NIST tours
No cost to attend, but registration required. Deadline July 4th. Click HERE for more details.
CAMA Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, August 4, 2017,  8:00am – 2:00pm
Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course
2156 Red Hawk Ridge Dr
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Proceeds benefit workforce programs that fill the manufacturing talent pipeline.
Individual Golfers – $175
Foursome – $700


CWDC’s Newsletter
Stay updated on what the Colorado Workforce Development Council is doing by subscribing to their newsletter by clicking HERE.
Connect with NoCo Mfg on Facebook and LinkedIn
We’re excited about our new company pages! We will be sharing articles, event information, photos and more. Would you be so kind as to follow us and share information with contacts that would benefit from being a part of our partnership? LINKEDIN and FACEBOOK
Grant Opportunity – Recover Colorado Workforce Training Opportunity
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) is partnering with Aims Community College to offer funding to businesses and nonprofits within Weld County.  The Recover Colorado Workforce Training Program is designed to help communities, businesses, and ultimately individuals build resiliency by providing customized workforce training programs.  Applications need to be submitted by December 2017 and trainings needs to be completed by December 2018.
Click  HERE for more details.
Membership List on the Website
The manufacturing membership list has been added to our website. Please click HERE to check it out.
ISO Certification with Free and Discounted Services
Tremendous opportunity for ISO certification and TS certification with free and discounted services through AIAG and Specialty Products.  This is for anyone in manufacturing that wants to have engagement with best practices and free education on updating, implementing, and building a cost effective quality system.  The automotive industry leads by example and many industries utilize the automotive standards to guide how they set up their quality systems.
Please see the  Home Page on our website under the Specialty Products and AIAG Membership Program.

Committee Updates

Rocks! with Talent Committee
This committee continues to be incredibly busy working to promote manufacturing as a career for students and to encourage dialogue between education and industry to align their training and workforce needs.
Committee Monthly Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month
For more information email
Below is a graph which shows the impact of the work of this committee and a marketing piece about presentations for teachers and administrators to promote the work of the partnership:
Click HERE for Mfg Rocks! Graph
Click HERE for
In-Class Presentations Flyer
Networks Committee
This committee focuses on the NOCOM Manufacturing and Trade Show, newsletter, In-site Tours, Lunch and Learns and website updates – Keeping you connected!
Committee Monthly Meetings: 3rd Friday of the month
For more information email