NC3 Industry 4.0, STEM, and Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Conference


 

Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 
Wednesday November 30, 2022 
7:30 am - 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Special thanks to our VISION sponsor
 


2022 Event Schedule-at-a-Glance  

TIME

AGENDA

7:30 am - 8:00 am 

Check-in, Registration, and Light Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:30 am 

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

 

Roger Tadajewski
Executive Director, National Coalition of Certification Centers 

Spencer Murray
Team Success & Engagement Manager, National Coalition of Certification Centers 

8:30 am – 9:30 am 

Building Career Pathways Panel 

 

Hear from your peers discuss best practices and case studies of leveraging industry insights to drive relevancy in CTE programming. 

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Morning Break

 

9:45 am – 12:45 pm 

The Power of Hands-on Learning | Part One 

 

Building Your Manufacturing & STEM Career Pathways 

Experience the power of hands-on CTE learning first-hand and be a student for the day! During these breakout sessions, you will learn and experience curriculum and equipment being used in today’s classrooms that are teaching tomorrow's technologies and building pathways to careers in industry. 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
 

Event attendees will rotate through each individual session.

 

Snap-on Industry Credentials


Join Snap-on as they introduce a foundational cornerstone of CTE: Hand-Tool Identification, Safety and Usage; a new certification available through NC3. Snap-on will also touch on other cross-discipline certifications utilizing cutting-edge tools used by professional technicians across the globe.
 

Data Analytics and Critical Thinking


In a manufacturing world filled with data, your ability to visualize and analyze data is the most desirable skill you can add to your career technical training. Come experience for yourself how Trane uses your own campus data to show how data from buildings, equipment, and manufacturing lines can be collected and analyzed to solve problems and to optimize systems and processes. Data analytic skills are the next generation’s critical problem solving skills.
 

Intro to Mechatronics

Introduction to Mechatronics aims to relay foundational information and develop hands-on skills in the areas of Mechanical, Electrical, and Control Technology. Students will develop competencies to operate and maintain pneumatics, electricity, sensors, actuators, and controls utilizing real-world automation equipment to develop skills in STEM. These skills are the core of automation, production, and manufacturing, and are in high demand.
 

Next Generation Technologies for the Trades

Skilled tradespeople have a huge impact on our daily lives, but demand for qualified professionals outweighs our supply. RIDGID and Greenlee are committed to helping your vocational program fill this gap. Learn how the RIDGID & Greenlee certifications address critical workplace needs, understand the real-world applications for your students and local industry/business, and experience some of the hands-on skills yourself during this session!

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm 

Lunch  

 

1:45 pm - 4:45 pm 

The Power of Hands-on Learning | Part Two 

 

Building Your Manufacturing & STEM Career Pathways 

Continue the fun with more hands-on breakout sessions featuring different topics and mini-labs to experience the power of hands-on CTE learning first-hand and be a student for the day!  

During these breakout sessions, you will learn and experience curriculum and equipment being used in today’s classrooms that are teaching tomorrow's technologies and building pathways to careers in industry. 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Event attendees will rotate through each individual session.

Virtual Tools in the Classroom

The VRTEX 360 Compact is a small, portable Virtual Reality Welding Simulator for convenient mobile use in any environment. Expedite the learning process with cost-effective technology as a supplement to traditional teaching techniques. Experience a student’s perspective practicing muscle memory in a safe, non-intimidating approach to welding training using virtual reality.
 

 

Kubota Tech Opportunities


Kubota Tech is an off road early career Diesel Technician program featuring an extensive hands on curriculum. See how STEM principles of Telematics, Ohm’s Law, and Pascal’s Law are applied and reinforced when earning industry-recognized certifications through the Kubota Tech program.

 

Copeland Compressor Technology


Copeland compressors and technology live at the heart of HVAC and refrigeration systems that homeowners, businesses, and industries have depended on. The continued growth of refrigeration technology requires skilled and knowledgeable technicians to keep up with service and business needs to prepare for tomorrow’s challenges today. Copeland and NC3 have designed three certifications to address the high demand for skilled technicians. Learn more about the technology and how the competencies within these certifications can create opportunities for your students.
 

Basics of CNC Machining


This session will feature a hands-on approach to introducing advanced manufacturing concepts using a Tormach xsTECH CNC Router and ZA2 Robotic Arm.

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm 

Event Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks

 

Roger Tadajewski
Executive Director, National Coalition of Certification Centers

Spencer Murray
Team Success & Engagement Manager, National Coalition of Certification Centers

 

Back to Top