AMBA Chicago Gets the Word Out at Student Summit

Eight schools were granted a $250 travel grant to help offset the cost of attending SmartForce Student Summit.


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The AMBA Chicago Chapter participated in the IMTS SmartForce Student Summit on September 10-15, 2018, promoting mold manufacturing careers to the hundreds of young people who visited the exhibition. The desktop CNC machine captured the attention of many curious young minds wondering what it was making and how it worked. The Chicago Chapter representatives who manned the booth emphasized the many wonderful career opportunities, the demand for mold manufacturers for an industry with an aging workforce and how they could earn money while they learn.

The Chicago Chapter also granted eight schools a $250 travel grant to help offset the cost of attending SmartForce Student Summit. Three of the schools were provided a mold manufacturing professional to accompany them on the trip and throughout the show. Much thanks to Alan Szymanski from Do-Rite Die & Engineering and Joe Genc from P M Mold for giving the students and teachers a closer look into the world of mold manufacturing.

Thanks to all who helped to make this year's event a reality:

Chuck Klingler—Janler Corporation
Francine Petrucci—B A Die Mold
Joe Genc—P M Mold
Bill Genc—
Frank Schnobel—Retiree
Al Szymanski—Do-Rite Die & Engineering
Paul Szymanski—Do-Rite Die & Engineering
Mark Hill—Transform Technologies, Inc.
Josh Salinas—P M Mold
Gregory Zaucha—A-1 Tool Corporation
Lorena Fisher—
Progressive Components
Karen Norville—​​​​​​​AMBA Chicago Chapter

Funding for these efforts has been provided by funds raised at the Chicago Chapter's annual Supplier Night, so special gratitude to those suppliers who have supported the event. The 2019 event will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at Medinah Banquets in Addison, Illinois.

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