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Umoja IX Conference at the College of Alameda

28 August 2013

College of Alameda

Umoja IX Conference:

150 Years after the Emancipation Proclamation: “The Fierce Urgency of Now”

Save the Date
November 8-9, 2013

Hosted by
College of Alameda
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
Sponsored by
The Umoja Community
of the California Community Colleges

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words continue to raise us up to the fierce urgency of now. Fifty years after the March on Washington and 150 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, we still stand at a crossroads of equality and freedom. As educators, we have an obligation to continue the good work of those ancestors who started the journey.

“It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment” 
(I Have a Dream, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.).

Indaba is a Zulu word for “important meeting” that seeks “to gather the right people together at the right time to discuss the right issues.” The Indaba emphasizes “deep talk” and acknowledges that we all have something important to share. Please come be a part of the discussion at the Umoja IX Conference.

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Laney College to Host the Northern California Haas Technical Education Center FREE Conference on “Manufacturing Reshoring”

22 October 2012

For those interested in learning about the resurgence of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., 
Laney College and the Haas Technical Education Centers (HTEC) present a FREE conference about manufacturing’s resurgence entitled “Manufacturing Reshoring in California”.

The Manufacturing Reshoring Conference
will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm in the Laney College Forum auditorium, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland. This free conference is open to educators, machine shop instructors, industry, counselors, labor, policymakers, and anyone interested in learning about manufacturing reshoring/onshoring. The event is co-sponsored by Chabot College, De Anza College, East Bay Economic Development Alliance, Petaluma High School and Selway Tools.

“The conference will include a tour of the Laney College Machine Shop,” said Mark V. Martin, Ph.D., Director, Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development at Laney College

Another highlight of the conference will include a morning session keynote by Ro Khanna, author of “Entrepreneurial Nation– Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America’s Future” Mr. Khanna spent two years as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, served on the White House Business Council, and is now a visiting lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stanford University, as well as a technology attorney at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

Mr. Khanna’s presentation will be followed, first, by an Industry Panel about reshoring and worker skills (including information regarding the demand for skilled manufacturing employees) and then by an Education Panel entitled “Industry & Schools Working Together,” which will examine how industry and schools can work in tandem on training/retraining the workforce. During this panel session, participants will learn about the state of manufacturing education, what industry needs from schools and how industry can help educators.

The afternoon break-out sessions will cover training models and skills certifications for manufacturing students, including such topics as online training, stackable credentials and preparing the underprepared students. While these sessions are targeted towards educators, all are welcome to attend, especially representatives from manufacturing companies, shop instructors, counselors, school administrators, teachers, labor, WIB personnel, policymakers, and anyone who wants to learn about manufacturing and the reshoring/onshoring of jobs in the Bay Area.

For more information or to register (free) go to:,OR
For questions, contact Mark Martin (650) 248-7728

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Join us for Sustainable Peralta’s 7th Annual Sustainability Conference – April 26, 2012

25 April 2012. 0 comments

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