The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2008, Sept. 8-13 in Chicago, will combine an interactive Career Development Center (CDC) with a self-guided tour of the technology and manufacturing exhibition. Admission to IMTS 2008 for educators and their students is free and field trips are encouraged for students from middle school through high school and vocational college levels.
Sponsored by the Association for Manufacturing Technology and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the events goal is to generate interest and incite enthusiasm in young people for precision manufacturing through contact with industry professionals and state-of-the-art technology.
The NIMS Student Summit will let students interact with IMTS exhibitor personnel, and ask about career opportunities and the skill sets required for entrance into the precision manufacturing industry.
The CDC will feature interactive exhibits from colleges and universities, companies and industry associations. A Career Resource CD-ROM, given to each student will provide students and educators with industry-related career information.
New for 2008, graduating high school and college students can bring their resumes, including contact information, to the CDC to drop-off for participating companies to review for entry-level job openings.
Continually updated information on the 2008 NIMS Student Summit at IMTS is available at imts.com/visitor/student.html.