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Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® Announces 2023 Spring Scholarship Winners

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ELGIN, Ill. – Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l. (FMA) announced that 30 students will be receiving scholarships for the upcoming 2023 spring semester. This year, thanks to generous donations and grants from across the metal fabrication industry and beyond, NBT is awarding a total of $45,000 to support tuition, book and school fee costs.

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Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® Gala Sets Record-Setting Fundraising Mark

ELGIN, Ill. – Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l. (FMA), celebrated its annual awards gala in Des Plaines, Illinois on October 20. Presented by AMADA AMERICA, Inc., the gala marked one of the largest fundraising events in its history, generating over $79,000 to benefit NBT programs.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology Receives 2022 Future of Industry Award

ELGIN, Ill. – Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int’l. (FMA), announced that Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT) is the recipient of the 2022 Future of Industry Award. The honor, bestowed on an NBT Summer Manufacturing Camp host, was revealed last week during the NBT Awards Gala in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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NBT Summer Camps Show Students that Manufacturing is High-Tech, Interesting, and Engaging

Thousands of students may consider a future career in manufacturing thanks to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) Summer Manufacturing Camps. Hosted at community colleges, technical schools, and high schools across the country, NBT manufacturing camps engage, inspire, and spark an interest in students ages 12 to 16 to pursue manufacturing careers.  

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Inclusion Camps Create Opportunity for Disabled Community to Participate in Manufacturing Careers

Events create expansion opportunity for labor market

ELGIN, Ill. – A new program opened new opportunities this summer as young adults with disabilities joined manufacturing camps across the Midwest.  Hosted by Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs (NBT), the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), two Inclusion Manufacturing Camps were launched aimed at showing local employers that this group of individuals is a viable option to meet their workforce demands.

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Bringing it all Together: A Camp Instructor’s Perspective

Northcentral Technical College Manufacturing Camp

For over 15 years, NBT’s summer manufacturing camp program has offered unique opportunities for youth ages 12 to 16 to explore the world of manufacturing through hands-on learning experiences at locations throughout the country. Participants discover a passion for working with their hands while learning about manufacturing careers in areas such as welding, robotics, engineering, 3D printing, CNC machining, and many more.

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