Trade organizations are providing the guidance and resources needed to prepare students and women for careers in advanced manufacturing.
Through grants from the Tooling and Manufacturing Association’s Education Foundation and with help from members of its advisory council, which the TMA helped organize, Lake Park High School in Roselle, Illinois, established a new engineering and machining program to help feed potential, new employee candidates to area companies who need them. Here, Lake Park instructor Matthew Sullivan demonstrates for 22 middle school students how to do CNC coding with a Haas simulator as part of a 2016 summer camp called LancerTek.
With a growing number of employees nearing retirement, workforce development continues to be a central issue for manufacturing business owners and managers. Some companies are opting for membership in trade organizations such as the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA), local chapters of the American Mold Builders Association (AMBA), and the Canadian Association of Mold Makers (CAMM). These organizations are inspiring moldmakingtechnology.com 27 examples of how trade-related programs, education, events and other resources help shine a light on today’s moldmaking industry and the potentially rewarding careers available.