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Webinar: Online Educational Library, American Welding Society (AWS)

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Advanced Manufacturing Sector, California Community Colleges is hosting three webinars (May 3rd, May 10th, and May 17th) to solicit interest from California Community Colleges to build a cohort of colleges who would like to adopt the Online Educational Library, American Welding Society.

The subscription fee to access the Online Educational Library will be paid by the ISPIC* Grant, Advanced Manufacturing Sector, California Community Colleges Chancellors office.

The webinars will be conducted by the American Welding Society to provide details of the Online Education Library and the implementation process.


Selection Process for Acceptance to the cohort of Community Colleges:

  • First come first serve basis for the first twenty (20) colleges who are committed to implementing the Online Educational Library in FY 2019-20 (Spring and Fall Semesters)
  • The subscription fee will be paid using ISPIC grant funds by the Sector Navigator - Advanced Manufacturing upon receiving a letter of commitment from the college and a letter of support from the Regional Advanced Manufacturing Deputy Sector Navigator (DSN). If a region does not have a DSN, then a letter of support can be provided by the Regional Consortia Chair.
  • There is a dollar-for-dollar requirement to participate in this project. The match can be in-kind to include faculty and administration time to implement the Online Education Library at the college and attend professional development webinars.
  • One month complimentary access to the Online Educational Library can be made available upon request for interested faculty
  • Technical Assistance will be provided by AWS and Advanced Manufacturing Sector Team

Performance Period:

The performance period for the first cohort of colleges that sign-up to adopt and implement the Online Education Library will be FY 2019-20. The first year subscription fee will be paid by the ISPIC funds provided by the CCCCO.

Reporting Requirements:

  • Provide a one-page quarterly report to the Sector Navigator - Advanced Manufacturing describing the status of the implementation of the Online Educational Library.
  • Provide an annual report on the number of students that successfully completed the courses and obtained certification from the American Welding Society.

Deadline to Submit Letter of Commitment: June 28th, 2019

  • A letter of commitment from the college and a letter of support from the Regional Advanced Manufacturing Deputy Sector Navigator (DSN) must be submitted by the college no later than June 28th, 2019
  • If a region does not have a DSN, then a letter of support can be provided by the Regional Consortia Chair.

Why Online Education Library?

The Online Educational Library is comprised of 13 comprehensive courses built by AWS subject matter experts and learning professionals. The courses engage students using multimedia content that stimulates learning and long-term retention.

Brief modules, learner-centered navigation, and 24/7 access allows students to learn at their own pace from laptops, phones, and tablets at any time. Faculty can use the AWS learning management system to assign tasks and track student progress.

The AWS Online Educational Library currently includes the following courses:

  1. Welding Fundamentals I (14 Hours)
  2. Welding Fundamentals II (7 Hours)
  3. Welding Fundamentals III (5 Hours)
  4. Safety in Welding (3 Hours)
  5. Fabrication Math I (18 Hours)
  6. Fabrication Math II (15 Hours)
  7. Understanding of Welding Symbols (10 Hours)
  8. Metallurgy I (6 Hours)
  9. Metallurgy II (6 Hours)
  10. Science of Non-Destructive Testing (6 Hours)
  11. Destructive Testing (7 Hours)
  12. Economics of Welding (18 Hours)
  13. PQR/WSP Explained (4 Hours)

* ISPIC: Industry Sector Projects in Common



Advanced Manufacturing Sector ISPIC Project (2019-20)

Alignment with the Vision for Sucess, CCCCO

Advanced Manufacturing Sector, CCCCO designed this ISPIC project to support the Vision for Sucess goals and the recommendations by the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy.

  • Goal 1: Increase by at least 20% the number of CCC students annually who acquire associates degrees, credentials, certificates, or specific skill sets that prepare them for an in-demand job.
  • Goal 4: Increase the percent of existing CTE students who report being employed in their field of study, from the most recent statewide average 60% to an improved rate of 69%.

Alignment with the Advanced Manufacturing Sector, CCCCO Strategic Plan

Goal 4: Improve access to industry-recognized credentials and apprenticeships.

  • Objective 4.1: Assist Community Colleges to adopt industry-recognized credentials.


Thank you,


Gurminder Sangha

Sector Navigator - Advanced Manufacturing

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

E-Mail: GurminderS@cos.edu

T: (559) 688-3047

4999 E. Bardsley Ave, Tulare, CA 93274

doingwhatmatters.cccco.edu

Educate, Train, Connect, and Inspire the Manufacturing Workforce!

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