Maricopa Community Colleges
Workforce Development in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Volume 17 Issue2
A word from:
Start thinking about the HI-TEC conference this coming summer in Chicago, July 21–24, 2014. This is a great opportunity to join your colleagues and focus on technician preparation for the high tech workforce. Plan on submitting a paper, or present at the poster session.
Visit www.highimpact-tec.org for more information.
National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
President Obama has proposed building a NNMI, consisting of regional hubs that will accelerate development and adoption of cutting-edge manufacturing technologies...
Featured Resources
Are Digital Badges the New 'Disruptive' Technology?
Additive Manufacturing Basics
NetWorks Update
America Makes
MATEC NetWorks helps support faculty knowledge and skills in advanced manufacturing. A recent highlight in this area is the America Makes Initiative, at the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, they are working together to innovate and accelerate AM and 3DP to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. For more information about America Makes, visit www.americamakes.us.

   Keyword Search
You can find background information on Additive Manufacturing by searching the NetWorks digital library. Simply type in the “additive manufacturing” and don’t forget to use the quotation marks.
If you don’t have a login, registration is very easy.
SEMI High Tech U Update
Upcoming High Tech U Programs in Arizona
MATEC is getting ready for two High Tech U Programs in the spring of 2014. The Teacher Program (High Tech U Teacher Academy) will be held March 21-22 and the Student Program is scheduled for March 26-28. As other details are confirmed, we will keep you updated. If you have any immediate questions or concerns contact: Xaxiri Yamane.

You can also visit the student website: www.semi.org/en/About/SEMIFoundation or the teacher website: www.semihtuteachers.org for more information and applications.
NACK Network Update
Coming Soon – New Remote Access Opportunities!
The NACK Network has been hard at work updating its remote access offerings. Starting in early 2014, expect to find new partners across the country offering remote access, comprehensive information on the remote tools available, and an improved mechanism to access the remote equipment. Visit nano4me.org/remoteaccess to find out more.
NetWorks Webinars
NetWorks produces FREE Online Webinars covering various topics in advanced technology education

Top Educators’ Secrets for Creating Star Students
Fri, Jan. 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
Hosted Webinars
Click here for more information about NetWorks webinar hosting services.
Collab ‘N Fab
Fri, Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m. ET
NACK Network
K-12 Resources in Nanotechnology
Fri, Jan. 31, 1:00 p.m. ET

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