Area students headed to manufacturing show

The Rockford Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Rockford School District 205 to send 400-500 students on Sept. 14 to the International Manufacturing Technology Show Student Summit at McCormick Place in Chicago. Local manufacturers are traveling with the students as industrial mentors to answer questions about careers in manufacturing.

The International Manufacturing Technology Show Student Summit is an industry-wide effort to provide valuable information to students on careers in manufacturing and to prepare the work force of tomorrow. It puts vision into the hearts of students through meetings with real-world industry professionals and exposure to state-of-the-art manufacturing technology. It helps change the misperceptions of manufacturing.

This year’s summit will focus on career opportunities, provide an orientation on the state and future of manufacturing technology, and offer the opportunity to interface with industry representatives and students already on the career path.

Sponsoring area students to attend this year’s IMTS Student Summit ensures that Rockford’s young leaders of tomorrow will be exposed to careers in manufacturing. It will provide the Rockford manufacturing community with the bright thinkers necessary to be competitive in a global economy.

Without your support, this experience would not be possible. Sponsorships are available for five students—$150, 10 students—$300, or a bus load of students—$1,100.

To volunteer to be an industrial mentor, call Steve Yagle, chairman of the Manufacturers Council Education Outreach Committee, at 968-8803.

For more information on sponsorships, call Andy Williams at 987-8100, ext. 135.

For more information on the Student Summit, see

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