Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology is proud to announce that Vince Bertram, President and CEO, Project Lead The Way, will deliver the keynote address on Monday, September 8, the opening day of the Smartforce Student Summit at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs.

IMTS is the largest industrial trade show in the Americas, drawing more than 100,000 visitors and featuring 1,900 exhibitors. The Smartforce Student Summit is held in conjunction with IMTS and gives students a first-hand, interactive view of manufacturing technology, in addition to promoting careers in the industry.

“The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS is a great way to introduce young people to the exciting innovations in manufacturing technology,” said Greg Jones, Vice President, Smartforce Development, AMT. “We want students, as well as parents and educators, to understand that today’s manufacturing industry is vastly different than 20 years ago. The program will emphasize the importance of STEM education in pursuing high-value careers in today’s high-tech manufacturing facilities.”

“Asking Vince Bertram to kick off the Smartforce Student Summit seemed like a natural fit and AMT is honored that he has agreed to take part,” Jones said.

Project Lead The Way reaches more than 600,000 students in over 5,000 schools nationwide. Its five programs of study offer a different approach to learning and teaching, empowering students to identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning.

“I am thrilled to participate in the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS,” Bertram says. “Promoting and encouraging students to pursue outstanding career opportunities, especially those in the high-tech, high-demand world of manufacturing fits very well with the mission of Project Lead The Way, to prepare students for the global economy.”

Bertram will present a keynote address titled “Building America’s Future: Students, STEM, and the Global Economy,” discussing the role of STEM education in equipping students with the skills and experiences that will prepare them for success in their education and careers.

The Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS will be held from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., September 8-13, 2014 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

For more information, visit: www.IMTS.com/student

Media

Read 1259 times

Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Copyright © 2017 Prototype Today ®. All rights reserved.

|   Privacy Policy |   Terms & Conditions |   Contact Us |

All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Additive Manufacturing Today