The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) introduces "Manufacturing Your Future," a newly created program designed to give students aged 16-21 a rewarding experience at the Fabtech International and AWS Welding Show, including Metalform.
The morning will begin with an orientation and a question and answer session with Brennan Palmiter, a 17-year-old race car driver, welder and Go Brennan scholarship namesake from Florida who speaks to students on the advantages of a career in manufacturing.
After the orientation, manufacturing and welding mentors will lead groups of five students through specific areas of the show floor, addressing questions and offering detailed description of what the students will be observing. Along the way, the students will participate in a scavenger hunt type activity to help them gain insight into various aspects of the industry.
Once the tour finishes, there will be a wrap-up session and prizes awarded to the scavenger hunt winners. The Q & A session will give the students an opportunity to ask questions and obtain clarification on observations witnessed on the show floor, as well as find out about additional resources to help in their manufacturing career exploration.
The program will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at McCormick Place in Chicago from 9 a.m. until approximately 12:30 or 1:00 p.m. The program is free, but space is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Schools will be responsible for transportation to and from the show, and securing parental permission for participation. There will be a limit of 20 students per school.
This exclusive opportunity is for students who have a desire to learn more about manufacturing, welding and construction opportunities. In order to participate, a student must also be willing to commit to proper dress (business casual), proper show etiquette, attending all components of the program and completing a follow-up survey.
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