These are the kinds of initiatives we need to take if we are going to fill that projected welder shortage!
Learning incentives: Grants for student manufacturing, engineering camp
Manufacturing and engineering summer camps get a boost with two foundation grants
— Control Engineering, 11/4/2008
Rockford, IL –
Grants of $2,500 to $5,000 are available to not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions to offer overnight or day-camp experiences next summer to introduce young people to careers in manufacturing and engineering.
They are a collaborative effort between Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation (FMAF) and Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation (NBTF), founded by actor John Ratzenberger, best known as Cliff on NBC’s “Cheers,” and a champion of U.S. manufacturing. The charitable organization is dedicated to introducing young people to the joys of tinkering, inspiring the next generation of skilled manual artists, engineers, and inventors. FMA Foundation, an educational, research, and charitable organization, promotes metal forming and fabricating technology in manufacturing…CONTINUE READING ONLINE –>
Do you know of any grants or scholarships, or company initiatives available to young people learning the trades?