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ERIC Number: EJ840459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Expo IGNITES Interest in Manufacturing Careers
Wilhelm, Karen
Tech Directions, v68 n10 p23-26 May 2009
On a pleasant September day, 400 high school students and 40 teachers converged on the Careers in Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing Day at the IGNITE manufacturing industry trade show, held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). These weren't students getting out of school for a day to go on a field trip--they were students from career-tech high schools, prepared to learn, and eager to get started. The Careers in Technology day was supported by a number of colleges and universities. Industry-leading companies supported the event with both funding and the time of their top engineering talent. They included Haas, manufacturer of machine tools and automation equipment; SolidWorks, producer of 3D solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and design validation software; and DASI Solutions, a provider of SolidWorks training. This article describes how career and technical education students spend a day at an industry trade show, where they see the latest equipment and learn about a variety of manufacturing careers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan