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One More Problem?

Is it a big problem that a growing number of young people don’t seem to be mechanically inclined or handy in general?


VIDEO: New Recruitment Tool on How Moldmaking Careers Make a Difference

The concept was to allow young professionals currently working in our industry to share their own personal journeys and thereby help educate a future generation of workers about the fulfilling, lucrative career opportunities available in mold manufa...


Do Your Kids Know What You Did at IMTS?

See videos aimed at young people that were filmed at IMTS and broadcast to schools while the show was underway. These videos are part of a new microsite with resources to help kids understand careers in manufacturing.


Video: Young People and Their Mentors Describe Manufacturing Careers

Video promoting manufacturing careers highlights young people who have chosen this work, and the plants and schools that employ and teach them.


Addressing the Skills Gap

According to Roush Industries Operations Manager Mel Koslowski, one way to address the skills gap is to expose kids to programs in high school that will pique their interest in manufacturing careers.


New This Year: IMTS Virtual Field Trip for Students

Videos aimed at young people will be filmed at IMTS and broadcast during three days of the show. Encourage the teachers you know to register for this online experience of applied math and science.


Chat with the Young People at IMTS

Attending IMTS? If so, take advantage of opportunities to interact with the students who also will be there.


Hurco to Award Free Machine Tool to Winning Entrepreneur

Contest open to manufacturing entrepreneurs in business five years or less. Finalists to appear before judges at IMTS.


Refueling Manufacturing Through Storytelling

New media company Edge Factor is partnering with Purdue University and industry leaders to produce educational materials based on episodes of its shows.


Beginning Guide to Metals

A machining business gave young people visiting the shop a set of blocks made from various metals to help them understand the work of manufacturing, and the knowledge of materials that manufacturers put to use.


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