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Published: 10/31/2016

Collaboration with Education: It All Comes Full Circle
There's a growing interest among instructors who work in the Illinois education system to bring back "shop-type" classes and give students a taste of what modern, advanced manufacturing careers offer for enterprising youth.

Published: 10/24/2016

Makers Wanted – A Community Campaign for Manufacturing
I recently attended what I believe to be a rather unique event that was held in the gymnasium of a high school and focused exclusively on manufacturing, careers in manufacturing and one community’s campaign to keep it strong and local.

Published: 10/17/2016

You Made That?
On October 7, more than 65 attendees, including students, teachers, counselors, parents and others, enjoyed a firsthand look at what manufacturing IS today versus what it’s not.

Published: 10/3/2016

Connecting Educators with Industry
Connecting more educators with industry is probably what the title of my should say – at least for the American Mold Builders Association’s Chicago Chapter, which has been working for three or more years on new ways to promote moldmaking as a career...

Published: 9/28/2016

U.S. Manufacturing Is Set for Stability and Growth
The Reshoring Initiative intends its infographic to help manufacturers as they plan for Manufacturing Day coming up on October 7.

Published: 9/26/2016

Video: Machine Shop in San Quentin Prison
The TV program “Titan” will become more directly focused on machining instruction as its creator incorporates his teaching in the prison into the show.

Published: 9/23/2016

Wearing IMTS Like a Badge of Honor
Throughout my week at this larger-than-life event, from hall to hall, I witnessed several attendees and exhibitors alike announcing how many IMTS events they’ve attended.

Published: 9/9/2016

Guiding Students’ IMTS Experiences
The Chicago Chapter of the American Mold Builders Association is stepping up its efforts during IMTS to engage students and teach them about the world of advanced manufacturing.

Published: 8/22/2016

Beyond Talking: Seeing is Believing
This year the AMBA Chicago Chapter will be hold two symposiums promoting careers in advanced manufacturing, but this time teachers, career counselors and superintendents will have the opportunity to see advanced manufacturing in action.

Published: 8/15/2016

Project-Based Learning – The Rest of the Story
In this month’s issue of MMT, I wrote about an instructor’s strategy for teaching his mechanical engineering students about moldmaking via project-based learning. I couldn’t include absolutely everything this instructor teaches his students, so I th...

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