Previous Seminar, Workshops, and Conferences

Laser and Fiber Optics in Advanced Manufacturing – Professional Development Workshop

KCTCS System Office was the host site for AMTEC’s Professional Development Workshop Series on March 3, 2017. The Southeast Regional Center for Laser and Fiber Optics’ Director, Dr. Chrysanthos Panayiotou, presented an excellent workshop on the applications of lasers and fiber optics in the automotive, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing industries. Topics included metal cutting, welding, drilling, brazing, and laser safety. Additional topics included making complex metal parts using laser additive manufacturing, integrations of lasers in robotic systems, electro-optical sensors used in mechatronic systems, efficiencies, and other advantages of laser systems. 

Industrial Maintenance Technical instructors and top students from Bluegrass, Danville, Georgetown, Somerset, Southeast, and Southcentral Community Colleges attended this event. Butch Tincher, Shawn Trivett, Adam Grigsby, Matt Beaulieu, Doug Herren, Stanley Theisen, Jason Grant, William Rigney, AMTEC’s Executive Director, Danine Tomlin, and Project Manager, Craig Hopkins, had the opportunity to conduct lab experiments with Laser-TEC’s Light and Optics Explorations Kit (valued at $100). These college instructors turned “students” for a day, were graciously provided two additional kits to take back to their campuses for use in their own labs. This workshop activity was well received and has the potential to positively impact over 250 students according to AMTEC survey data.

Workshop: 9:00 AM – 4:00 pM, Friday March 3, 2017

Who: AMTEC, LASER-TEC, KCTCS

When: March 3, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: KCTCS System Office, 300 N Main St, Versailles, Kentucky 40383

Lodging: Marriott Courtyard Market Square, 600 S Santa Rosa Ave, San Antonio, TX 78204.

Registration: Contact Leigh @ leigh.allen@kctcs.edu to register!

 

University of Tennessee Knoxville – Reliability and Maintainability Boot Camp

The instruction for this Workshop provided a comprehensive overview of how current AMTEC training integrates into the Reliability and Maintainability process? Why is it important? How it impacts business (safety, productivity, quality, cost, etc.). This mini course will focus on practical learning and not be mathematics focused. The R & M boot camp covered such topics as:

What is Reliability and Maintainability? Why does it matter?

  • Historical Changes in Maintenance Strategies to Current Best Practices
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) – history, current practices and importance
  • Understanding the Basics – MTTR, MTBF, Availability
  • Maintenance Technologies and the P-F Curve
  • Planning & Scheduling/CMMS for Maintenance Technologies
  • Maintenance Technologies Require Change Management
  • Design for Reliability and Maintainability
  • Measuring Progress – Metrics and Key Process Indicators
  • Best Practices and Business Excellence

Who: AMTEC Subject Matter Experts & AMTEC Technical College Instructors

When: Friday, November 11 – Saturday, November 12, 2016

Where: KCTCS System Office, Versailles, Kentucky

How: AMTEC reimbursed per KCTCS policy, approved travel costs.

Lodging: Deadline to make reservations was October 21, 2016 – AMTEC/KCTCS Room Block Reserved at: $104

Comfort Suites
Lexington, KY 40513
3060 Fieldstone Way
(859) 296-4446

Tuition: Covered by AMTEC

Registration: Contact Leigh @ leigh.allen@kctcs.edu to register!

 

AMTEC Jumpstart!

AMTEC featured in the American Technical Education Association 2016 National Conference: Technical Education Innovations Building Tomorrows Workforce! AMTEC is holding four professional development workshops as well as a presentation. Please join us for these exciting workshops and take note that these workshops will be held simultaneously.

Presentation: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM, Wednesday March 9, 2016

Mechatronics: Transforming Skill Sets for High Paying Career Pathways in Automotive, Aerospace, and Advanced Manufacturing – Key Collaborations that have transformed Competency Based Education through NSF Funding.

Danine Tomlin, Dr. Lynne Kreider, Gene Bowman, Beverly Hilderbrand, Kevin Smith, Mary Batch

Workshop 1: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM, Friday March 11, 2016

Competency Based Education – What is it, Why are AMTEC modules are built the way they are?

Dr. Katherine Manley

Workshop 2: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM, Friday March 11, 2016

Career Pathways in Action – Alamo Academy Model, Lansing Community College Model, Alamo Colleges – Toyota AMT Model

Dr. Stan Chase, Bo Garcia – Lansing, Mary Batch – Toyota, Kevin Smith – Nissan, Gene Bowman – Alamo Academy Director

Workshop 3: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Friday March 11, 2016

AMTEC Assessment Tools – An overview of the AMTEC General Mechatronics Exam and Diagnostic Exams. How is Industry using these assessments?

Dr. Katherine Manley, Kevin Smith – Nissan, Mary Batch – Toyota

Workshop 4: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Friday March 11, 2016

Navigating AMTEC Modules – From Procurement (NOCTI) to Using AMTEC Modules

Craig Hopkins

When: Friday, March 11, 2016. 07:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Where: Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Blvd., Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

Tuition and Travel: AMTEC will not be reimbursing registration and travel for the AMTEC Jumpstart workshop. Please visit the American Technical Education Association website for registration and more information.

 

The University of Tennessee Maintenance and Reliability Conference (UT MARCON 2016)

The MARCON conferences features several workshops and networking opportunities. This conference will give you an opportunity to learn information about new and emerging technologies, methods and techniques in the area of Reliability and Maintenance Engineering and Management.

When: Monday, February 22nd to Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Where: Reliability and Maintenance Center, 506 East Stadium, Knoxville, TN 37996

Lodging: Holiday Inn Downtown World’s Fair Park, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

Tuition and Travel: AMTEC will not be reimbursing registration and travel for the UT MARCON 2016 Conference. Please visit the MARCON website for registration and additional information.

 

Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200

AMTEC is sponsoring another professional development workshop for SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC users who are involved with developing or sustaining automation systems and their application programs! This course is for users needing advanced programming and configuration skills and for those who may use the extended system functions. Please see pdf for the full Siemens Course Overview. There are only 12 seats available for this workshop!

Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200:
The goal of this course is to help the student build skills utilizing in programming and extended system functionality of the S7-1200 system, STEP7 engineering tool and WinCC Basic, Human Machine Interface (HMI). This course begins with a brief review of the SIMATIC S7-1200 system, its components and the HMI Basic Panels. It then follows with discussions on the integrated engineering system SIMATIC STEP 7 Basic for the controller and WinCC Basic for the HMI.

The course will cover using the Portal and Project tools to efficiently build a system project. The key Portal tasks include: Device and Networks, PLC Programming, Visualization, and Online and Diagnostics. The key Project tasks includes: working with editors and their elements. This course also covers a primary set of extended functions including process loop control, pulse functions, networking and basic motion control. Throughout this course students will build a STEP7 project from the beginning. Software diagnostic tools will be used for debugging. Program creation will involve using various instruction sets, memory areas, program blocks, and libraries. HMI screens for control and display will also be developed.

Who: AMTEC Subject Matter Experts and Instructors of AMTEC College Partners

When: To be Decided

Where: Siemens, 5300 Triangle Parkway, Norcross, GA 30092

How: AMTEC will reimburse attendees per KCTCS policy for approved travel costs

Lodging: Follow the Map & Hotels link on the page for the Norcross, GA location for hotel options. Lodging Options.

Registration: A $100 refundable deposit is required to secure a seat for the workshop. This deposit will be refunded with confirmation of your attendance to the workshop. Please email jon.oulay@kctcs.edu for details.

 

Learn How to Get More Women in the Picture!

AMTEC and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) cordially invite all AMTEC Partners to the Learn How to Get More Women in the Picture! This special workshop focuses on recruiting and retaining female (and male) students in STEM workshop.  This workshop’s training will be provided by WomenTech Educators Training from the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology, & Science (IWITTS).

Ede Slovin, IWITTS Trainer, will be providing 2 full days of training and develop recruitment and retention plans for your programs. We are accepting a maximum of 40 seats for this workshop!  Please download the Learn How to Get More Women in the Picture Course Agenda and Overview to see full details.  Mrs. Slovin will be covering topics over:

  • Females in STEM: Key Factors in Recruitment
  • Gender Diversity: Boosting Enrollment & Implementing New Culture
  • Strategies to Keep STEM Students on Course
  • Appeal to Women Who Aren’t Excited by STEM
  • Build a Leadership Team for Women in STEM: Strategies for Success

You will take away:

  1. An easy-to-implement recruitment plan that will greatly increase the number of women in your STEM classrooms.
  2. A retention plan that will increase the completion rate of your female (and male) students, starting this semester.
  3. The knowledge and confidence you need to put these plans into action, right away.

Who: AMTEC College & Industry Partners, KCTCS; Maximum of 40 people

When: March 30, 2015 8:30 am to March 31,  2015 4:00 pm

Where: KCTCS System Office, 300 N Main St, Versailles, Kentucky 40383

Lodging: Marriott Courtyard, 3100 Wall St, Lexington, Kentucky, 40513.  Please request the KCTCS rate.

Tuition and Travel: AMTEC will reimburse travel expenses only for AMTEC Partners at the rates outlined per KCTCS policy. A deposit of $100 is required to register for this Workshop! This deposit is 100% refundable upon confirmation of attendance.

 

AMTEC: Manufacturing Pathways in Action

CLICK HERE FOR THE MPA WORKSHOP POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

The AMTEC Model for multiple pathways and multiple entry and exit points to advanced manufacturing technical degrees is a growing standard within the United States as evidenced by growing Federal opportunities for funding. However, many colleges and their employer partners are unaware of how to begin this journey. This workshop will demonstrate a college’s implementation of various award winning pathway models (Alamo Area Academies, Toyota-AMT, STC-NIMS) and national manufacturing certifications within those pathways which are complementary to the AMTEC Mechatronics Certification. Workshop attendees will learn the details of the necessary elements to move forward on building dual credit and national manufacturing certifications within their current manufacturing certificates and AAS degrees to meet local and national employer’s needs.

Who: New AMTEC College Partners, Maximum of 30 Participates

When: March 17 & 18, 2015

Where: The Alamo College Workforce Center, 800 Quintana Road, San Antonio, TX

Lodging: Marriott Courtyard Market Square, 600 S Santa Rosa Ave, San Antonio, TX 78204.  Please request the government rate of $115.  Transportation to and from workshop will be provided by AMTEC.

Registration: Contact Jon @ jon.oulay@kctcs.edu to register!  A deposit is not required for this workshop, however, only official AMTEC Partners can be reimbursed for travel expenses!

 

Fundamentals of Vibration by Emerson

AMTEC cordially invites implementing (in curriculum and/or assessments) college partner Mechatronics Instructors to participate in a Vibrations Analysis Workshop offered at Emerson Process Management Training Center. Space is limited.

This Workshop covers Vibration Analysis in 5 main sections in a two day training session. The Fundamentals of Vibration Workshop is for all AMTEC technical instructors, part time or full time, and is scheduled for June 30th, 2014 & July 1st, 2014. Click on the link below for more detailed information on the topics covered:

Fundamentals of Vibration Section Topics

  1. Fundamentals of Vibration
  2. Understanding the Vibration Signal
  3. Analysis Parameters
  4. Recognizing Basic Fault Patterns
  5. Basic Fault Identification

Who: AMTEC Partner Colleges

When: Monday, June 30th, 2014 & Tuesday, July 1st, 2014, 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Where: Map & Directions

Emerson Process Management Training Center
835 Innovation Drive
Knoxville, TN 37932

Lodging: Reservation Deadline is June 22, 2014. $79.99 a night.

Candlewood Suites
10206 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-777-0400

Tuition and Travel: AMTEC will reimburse travel expenses for those who attend at the rates outlined per KCTCS policy.  A deposit of $100 is required to register for this Workshop! This deposit is 100% refundable upon confirmation of attendance.

How: To register or for more information, please email Jon Oulay at jon.oulay@kctcs.edu.

About the Instructor

Darin joined Emerson in 2007 as a Sr. Machinery Health Analyst with more than 20 years of experience in industrial maintenance and vibration analysis. He began his maintenance career in northern Louisiana working primarily for an electric motor repair service before moving into the Paper Industry. Darin joined the Paper Industry as the Reliability Leader in one of the largest packaging facilities in North America. Darin’s experience includes developing, planning, and managing many aspects of integrated predictive technologies. Throughout his career, both as a Vibration Analyst and Reliability Leader, he has gained extensive experience in the creation, modification, and process of maintaining vibration databases for industrial printing presses, paper machines, and all supporting equipment. Darin transitioned to the Emerson Machinery Health Management Training Department in 2011 as a Category III Vibration Analyst after leading a successful vibration monitoring program at a Georgia Pacific Paper Mill for more than 4 years.

 

University of Tennessee Knoxville – Reliability and Maintainability Boot Camp (with Eruditio LLC)

The instruction for this Workshop provided a comprehensive overview of how current AMTEC training integrates into the Reliability and Maintainability process? Why is it important? How it impacts business (safety, productivity, quality, cost, etc.). This mini course will focus on practical learning and not be mathematics focused. The R & M boot camp covered such topics as:

What is Reliability and Maintainability? Why does it matter?

  • Historical Changes in Maintenance Strategies to Current Best Practices
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) – history, current practices and importance
  • Understanding the Basics – MTTR, MTBF, Availability
  • Maintenance Technologies and the P-F Curve
  • Planning & Scheduling/CMMS for Maintenance Technologies
  • Maintenance Technologies Require Change Management
  • Design for Reliability and Maintainability
  • Measuring Progress – Metrics and Key Process Indicators
  • Best Practices and Business Excellence

Who: AMTEC Subject Matter Experts

When: Friday, April 11 – Saturday, April 12, 2014

Where: KCTCS System Office, Versailles, Kentucky

How: AMTEC reimbursed per KCTCS policy, approved travel costs.

Lodging: Deadline to make reservations was April 7 – AMTEC/KCTCS Room Block Reserved at:

Comfort Suites
Lexington, KY 40513
3060 Fieldstone Way
(859) 296-4446

Tuition: Covered by AMTEC