NoCo Mfg Partnership November Newsletter

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the November e-newsletter. The partnership continues to work diligently to support manufacturing across the region. The rescheduled Cybersecurity event is December 12th and the registration link is included below. Thank you to all the manufacturers that participated in MFG 2017. The 2018 board nominations will be begin in November, please be thinking about who you might be a great addition to the board. You can find more information on what the partnership is working on below and on the website at
Celebrated Manufacturing Day October 6th!
The partnership celebrated Manufacturing Day by hosting student tours for St. Vrain Valley and Poudre School Districts. A total of 120 middle and high school students toured manufacturers in the area. A big thank you to Advanced Energy, Custom Microwave, FRCC, LCWC, Longmont Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership, Manes Machine & Engineering Company, Nordson Medical, Inc., Precision Machined Products, and Zometool who participated in making an impact on the future workforce. Thompson Valley School District had their tours October 13th and we look forward to Boulder Valley and Greeley School districts participating in November. Student tour photos and interview videos are available for viewing on the NOCO Mfg Partnership Facebook Page.
Expansion of Career Awareness & Exploration Award
The CWDC has awarded the NoCo Manufacturing Sector Partnership Rocks! Committee with a sector partnership award for the Expansion of Career Awareness & Exploration. It was presented at the 2017 TalentFound Sector Summit. A total of four awards were given to partnerships across the state who have committed to industry-led work-based learning. Congratulations to the Rocks Committee for receiving this award!
Photo credit above – Markle Foundation
Board Nominations for 2018
A call for board nominations will be sent on Wednesday, November 1st by email. There are 3 manufacturer members , 1 education and 1 workforce development member coming vacant. Each member serves a two-year term. Prior to the election, all nominees will be contracted to make sure they are willing to serve. Please consider nominating someone that would be an engaged member of the board.
Job Posting and Job Search Tool
Connecting Colorado is part of a state and county-run system that delivers immediate, tangible results for employers and job seekers. Employers can post job openings, review resumes, and connect with qualified workers. Job seekers can post their resume, apply for a specific job or do a self-directed job search through the jobs database.
Poudre School District Tech Ed – Textbook Adoption Team
The Tech Ed Dept for Poudre School District is looking for assistance in their textbook adoption process. This is an opportunity for manufacturer(s) to make a lasting impact to our student and future workforce by helping the educators select teaching materials that will direct curriculum. Please contact Josh Weissman, for details.
NOCOM 2018 Save the Date – April 12, 2018
Please mark you calendars for the 4th NOCOM Trade Show scheduled for April 12, 2018 at the Ranch in Loveland. More details on sponsorships and booth purchases will be announced soon!
Nordson Medical’s CareerWise Aprenticeships
More than a year of systems innovation, business recruitment, student recruitment, training plan development, and fundraising all paid off this summer when the inaugural CareerWise Colorado apprentice class of 116 students reported to work at their employers. That’s right, the nation’s first statewide modern youth apprenticeship initiative is officially underway in Colorado! Learn more HERE about the Nordson Medical Apprenticeship. Please contact Andrew Palmer ( if you’d like to learn more.
Upcoming Events
Parents Manufacturing, Design & Engineering Night
Thursday, November 2, 2017 5-7pm
Woodward, Inc. Headquarters
1041 Woodward Way
Fort Collins, CO 80524
You’re invited to discover how your student can be a future maker with the NoCo Manufacturing Partnership. Meet with leading manufacturers and educators hosted by Woodward Inc. and experience the revitalized industry of manufacturing. Event flyer
Manufacturers are invited to participate. Please contact Jonathan Hall .
November Insite Tour – Art Castings of Colorado
No Insite Tour in December
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:30-10:30am
Art Castings of Colorado
511 8th Street, SE
Loveland, Colorado 80537
Please join us for an Insite Tour as Art Castings of Colorado in Loveland where you will visit one of the cleanest and most efficient bronze art foundries in North America.
Please note due to limited ticketing manufacturers will have priority. Thank you in advance.
Pat Toth, Computer Scientist, Programs and Partnerships Division, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:00pm– 4:00pm
B2B Event to Follow Presentation
Budweiser Events Center
The Ranch Bar & Grill
5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
Please join us for an afternoon event on Cybersecurity and how technology has evolved and empowered manufacturers in a variety of ways, and companies have become increasingly reliant on computer systems and IT.
Please note due to limited ticketing manufacturers will have priority. Thank you in advance.
FRCC Fall Events
Intro to Machining, Jan 20 – May 1, T&TH 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: FRCC Advanced Technology Center, Longmont, CO
Cost: $2,095, Click HERE for Flyer
Advanced Machining, March 7-May 2, M&W 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: FRCC Advanced Technology Center, Longmont, CO
Cost: $1,200, Click HERE for Flyer
Mastercam, Jan 22 -March 5, M&W 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: FRCC Advanced Technology Center, Longmont, CO
Cost: $800 plus books, Click HERE for Flyer
Solidworks, Jan 22 -April 4, M&W 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: FRCC Advanced Technology Center, Longmont, CO
Cost: $1,200, Click HERE for Flyer
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT)
Self-paced and On-line (45 equilvalent hrs of instruction)
6 mo. to complete course upon enrollment
Cost $495 (includes certification test free) One-time MSSC Registration not included, Click HERE for Flyer
To Register Contact: | 303-678-3790
CAMA Events
CAMA South SOCOM 2.0 Summit
Thursday, November 16, 11:30am – 6:00pm
The Pinery at the Hill
Colorado Springs, CO
For more information and to register, visit:
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. Fall High School Tours continue in November.
Check out YouTube for some videos geared for students on manufacturing done byEdge Factor and eduFACTOReduFACTOR Rock Mfg Day Kit is also available.
Connecting Colorado – Job Posting and Job Search Tool
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 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