Tools, lasers, grinders-- a manufacturing summer camp
Eight years ago, the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association started collaborating with trade schools around the country to launch summer camps that could teach kids about inventing and manufacturing. The result: Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, which is designed to get kids excited about learning how things are made.
Said Patricia Lee, the camp's marketing director, "A decade ago schools started eliminating shop classes. But it's really in sixth to eighth grades that kids should be exposed to all options of what they might want to pursue in college or as a job."
Lees says that kids learn how to use lasers, grinders, welding machines, and all kinds of basic and advanced manufacturing tools used in the industry.
Related recent Blogs
- #ShopAmerica: Health and Beauty gift ideas • by LDonia • 12/11/2013
- Now there's an idea: Using trade policy as leverage with China • by mmcmullan • 12/11/2013
- 5 Keys to American-Made Holiday Shopping • by TGarland • 12/11/2013
- December 11, 2013: US Trade Rep has not discussed this "currency manipulation" everyone keeps talking about • by mmcmullan • 12/11/2013
- The Big Three set the stage for a manufacturing renaissance • by TGarland • 12/10/2013
- December 10, 2013: Welcome back, GM • by mmcmullan • 12/10/2013
- Pharmaceutical companies' interests are covered in the TPP -- as for everyone else? Ehh ... • by mmcmullan • 12/09/2013
- A swing and a miss for Biden in Asia • by TGarland • 12/09/2013
- December 9, 2013: China reports biggest trade surplus in five years • by TGarland • 12/09/2013
- Kickstarting a manufacturing renaissance • by TGarland • 12/06/2013