The Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) at San Diego City College, in conjunction with the San Diego Regional EDC, hosted the Link2MFG Resource Fair at its campus in Downtown San Diego. The CACT—which offers technology education, manufacturing training, and consulting services to the advanced manufacturing sector—hosted the event as part of the activities leading up to Manufacturing Day on October 7th. The resource fair included an exhibit area with information from the college’s various manufacturing-related educational programs, as well as local service providers and manufacturers. The event was open to the public, including small business owners and students. High school students were invited to the event as a way to expose them to opportunities in manufacturing. A group of more than 40 students from Kearny High School’s Educational Complex—which has an Engineering, Innovation, and Design (EID) School—attended the event and were taken on a tour of the college’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology and CACT facilities.
The San Diego CITD and Deputy Sector Navigator for Global Trade & Logisticsparticipated in the resource fair and provided information on services available to help small businesses expand globally, as well as educational programs and career paths in Global Trade and Logistics. Other exhibitors included the San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center, South San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC), California Board of Equalization, San Diego City College’s Machine Technology Program and Manufacturing Engineering Progam (STEM Guitar Building), Action Drone USA, FabLabs, Arthur J. Gallagher, and San Diego CITD client, Neyenesch Printers.