IMTS Student Summit Helps Ensure the Future

Where will the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow come from?

Where will the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow come from? Many within the industry ask themselves this question on an increasingly frequent basis. “The future of manufacturing rests heavily on having a smart and capable workforce,” says Peter Eelman, IMTS V.P. We are offering the opportunity for students and educators to experience IMTS, be immersed in precision manufacturing and interact with industry professionals, as well as take advantage of the outstanding program that NIMS (the National Institute for Metalworking Skills) has planned for our student attendees.”

A focal point of the NIMS Student Summit will be the Career Development Center (CDC). All students will begin their IMTS visit with an interactive orientation at the CDC during which they learn what to expect from IMTS and listen to successful young professionals from the industry. Graduating students are invited to drop off their resumes, including contact information, to the CDC for participating companies to review for job openings.

And what better venue to experience precision manufacturing than the biggest metalworking trade show in North America. Admission to IMTS 2010 for educators and students is free and field trips are encouraged for students from middle school through high school and college levels. Student registration is open on IMTS’ Web site.