NoCo Newsletter August

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the August e-newsletter.  The partnership continues to work diligently to support manufacturing across the region.  We are in full swing organizing student tours for the fall semester as well as providing impactful programming in the areas of workforce, workforce culture, and technology/innovation.  Please consult this newsletter for information on these programs and also for grants and other opportunities.
Upcoming Events
Lunch and Learn – Automation for Businesses of all Sizes
with In- Position Technologies
Thursday, August 10th, noon – 1:00 pm


Location: Aqua Hot

7501 Miller Dr

Frederick CO 80504

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.
AIMS Community College – Applied Technology and Trades Center Ribbon Cutting
Tours of the new Center and Welding Building
Wednesday, August 16th at 10:00 am
AIMS Greeley Campus
5401 W. 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80634

Please join us for the Applied Technology and Trades Center Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday, August 16. Program begins at 10 a.m. with tours of the new Center and Welding Building renovation to follow.

Free to attend, but registration is required.  Registration closes August 11th.
Worklife Partnership Free Webinar
An alternative to traditional Employee Assistance Programs
Tuesday, August 22nd at 12:00 pm
Online Webinar
Learn about these resources that WorkLife provides:
  • Access to services and resources that helps with retention and absenteeism. WorkLife’s Navigators help workers get access to resources like childcare, transportation, housing, legal assistance, food, and health assistance.
  • Financial counseling and coaching. Navigators help your workers find their way through their ‘money’ system, helping them connect to the appropriate financial tool within their budget.
  • Empowerment. Navigators help your people develop a plan that helps them out of their bind, and then continues to help on other issues so that they can focus on the job you hired them for!
Free to attend, but registration is required. Click HERE for event flyer.
No August Insite Tour – Stay tuned for September Tour
October Insite Tour – Golden Aluminum

Golden Aluminum

Thursday, October 19th 9:00 am

1405 14th St

Fort Lupton, CO 80621

Free to attend, but registration is required.

Please note due to limited ticketing, manufacturers will receive priority. Registration closes October 18th at noon.

Manufacturer’s Edge Events

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

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
Grant Opportunity – Recover Colorado Workforce Training
Grant Deadline December 2017 and Training to be
Completed by December 2018
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. The maximum grant award is $75,000, and each company can receive up to three awards. Click HERE for more details.


Skillfull Resource and Free Toolkit

Skillful is a non-profit working in Colorado to support employers adopt skills-based employment practices, which help you to find and select the best talent.  They recently released their EMPLOYER TOOLKIT, a free resource that provides guides and templates, which support the process of changing your hiring practices to increase diversity and decrease hiring costs. By adopting skills-based practices, you ensure that your hiring and training practices are attracting and developing the best talent for your company. Contact Skillful at

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
CWDC’s Newsletter
Stay updated on what the Colorado Workforce Development Council is doing by subscribing to their newsletter by clicking  HERE.
Enterprise Zone Tax Credits
The Colorado Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program promotes a business-friendly environment in economically distressed areas by offering state income tax credits to businesses who choose to locate/develop in these zones. Click HERE for more details.
Career Coach – Larimer Job and Wage Search Tool
Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Click HERE to be directed to the tool.
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
Manufacturing Rocks! 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
BI Manufacturing Teen Week
Check out what BI Manufacturing did to engage the future workforce within their own company! Students even received a certificate of completion.
Click HERE for their event details.
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 Commitee

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