NoCo Mfg Partnership December Newsletter

NoCo Manufacturing Partnership Members,
Welcome to the December e-newsletter. The partnership continues to work diligently to support manufacturing across the region. We invite you to join us for the December 12th Cybersecurity event, where experts will share valuable information that could potentially save your business from cyber-attacks. You won’t want to miss it! And plan on staying for the last B2B Networking event of the year following this Cybersecurity program.
The NOCOM 2018 Trade Show is scheduled for April 12th and early bird booth pricing will end December 31st. Don’t miss out on the discount! You can find more information on these events and what the partnership is working on below and on the website at
Upcoming Events
Pat Toth, Computer Scientist, Programs and Partnerships Division, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership , Mike O’Donnell with Envision and Chris Conrardy with EWI
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:30PM– 5:00PM
B2B Event to Follow Presentation 5PM-6PM
Budweiser Events Center
The Ranch Bar & Grill
5290 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538
Please join us for a talk with our featured speaker Pat Toth, with NIST , who helped write the SP 800-171 security controls document and our panelists Mike O’Donnell with Envision IT Partners and Chris Conrardy with EWI .
Our guests can provide some cost effective solutions for companies to meet the DoD requirements and basic foundations of cybersecurity including policies, procedures and people.
Considering attending this event, but not sure if it would be beneficial?
Some basic cybersecurity topics that you may want to consider for employee awareness training:
recognizing phishing attacks
understanding the risks associated with the use of social media
keeping your systems clean by installing patches and using the latest versions of software; and avoiding public Wi-Fi when using mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets
Having your employees understand these cybersecurity issues and how to address them in the workplace could potentially save your business. Your employees are your first line of defense in protecting your business against cyber-attacks! We invite you to attend the event on December 12th to learn more.
Are you currently a supplier to the defense sector? Is your organization considering manufacturing products or components for the DoD or DoD contractors? Are you aware of the NIST 800-171 Standard requiring all contractors to have two basic cybersecurity components in place by December 31, 2017? If not, this event is just for you.
See Pat Toth’s recent blog post for more information about these topics.
Please note due to limited ticketing manufacturers will have priority. Thank you in advance.
All Manufacturers Member Meeting – SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, January 18th, 2018 3PM-4:30PM
AIMS Community College
Applied Technology and Trades Center
5401 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
Please reserve your calendars on January 18th for our Quarterly All Member meeting, which will be hosted at the AIMS Applied Technology & Trade Center in Greeley, CO. More details to come.
Regional Advisory Meeting – SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, March 9th, 2018 8AM-Noon
AIMS Community College
Applied Technology and Trades Center
5401 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
Manufacturers and Educators collaborating on education curriculum, discussing and understanding the needs of the manufacturing industry. The meeting is hosted by NOCO MFG Partnership and sponsored in part by Employment Services of Weld County. More information coming soon.
FRCC Spring Classes
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
AIMS Spring Classes
Lean Six Sigma, Jan 16 – May 8, 3:25pm-5:30pm 2X/Wk
Location: Online and Applied Tech & Trades Center, Greeley, CO
Cost $80/credit, 4-credit course.
For more information and to register, visit:
NOCOM 2018 – Early Bird Booth Pricing Ends 12/31/2017
Booth registration is now open for the April 12th Trade Show. Topurchase now at the reduced rate and use promo code: NOCOM2018to get access to the registration. Email Amanda Miller about sponsorship opportunities.
Manufacturer’s Edge Workshop Topic Request
ME’s mission is to strengthen and grow the manufacturing community in Colorado. One way this is accomplished by bringing you a series of workshops on a variety of advanced manufacturing methods and technology – but they need your input on what topics would interest you and be most beneficial to you and your organization.  Take the Survey
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. The meeting is scheduled for January 17th. Please contact Josh Weissman, for details.
Board Nomination Update
Thank you to everyone that submitted nominations for the 2018 board election. We are in the process on reviewing the nominations and the 5 new board members will be announced at the All Manufacturers Meeting January 18th.
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 have wrapped up.
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:
Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)
Create a great offer by adding words like “free” “personalized” “complimentary” or “customized.” A sense of urgency often helps readers take an action, so think about inserting phrases like “for a limited time only” or “only 7 remaining!”
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