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Member News: C.C. Eship / NACCE Journal Summer/Fall 2010

Manufacturers group presents kids camp

Tuesday, August 10, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
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Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl., collaborated with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship to present Kidworks, a summer camp for 12- to 14-year-olds from the Rockford area.

Kidworks was held in July at Rock Valley College/TECHWORKS, Jon Lundin Learning Center, to offer the students the opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of manufacturing, giving them hands-on experience to set a foundation for a future in the trades. The camp also introduced students to entrepreneurship skills and provided information about how a product becomes a business. Kids learn about cutting technology, CAD/CAM, CNC and manual milling and machining, and shop safety.

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