NACCE Presentation The Next Generation


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The importance of introducing young people to manufacturing careers and entrepreneurship skills through summer camps funded by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the Foundation of the FMA

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NACCE Presentation The Next Generation

  1. 1. 10/8/2010 Preparing the Manufacturing Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow through Summer Manufacturing Camps Patricia Lee Public Relations Director What is Nuts,Bolts & Thingmajigs?  The charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, based in Rockford, IL  The foundation began in 1994 by providing scholarships to high school grads who wanted to prepare for careers in manufacturing.  By 2004 it became clear that high school graduation was too late to influence someone to choose manufacturing as a career, so camp funding was started.  Today both programs run side by side with scholarships also going to mid-life career changers or skill improvers. 1
  2. 2. 10/8/2010 Recent NBT Scholarship Winners Skilled Labor Shortage has been building for years and worrying employers  2004 – First camp in Rockford, IL. By 2008 up to 30 NBT camps across the U.S.  Partnership with NACCE began in 2010 with 16 member colleges in a new pilot program  Not just a camp to introduce kids to manufacturing jobs, but to the concept of the business of manufacturing.  Inspire young people to become the inventors and entrepreneurs of the future and improve the image of manufacturing. 2
  3. 3. 10/8/2010 The Average Age of a Manufacturing Worker: 57 Everyone at every age scrambles to keep up with technology 3
  4. 4. 10/8/2010 Skilled Labor Shortage Statistics  In 1950, 60% of all manufacturing jobs could use unskilled labor.*  By 2005, less than 15% of all manufacturing positions were unskilled. That number continues to drop. *  The Hudson Institute predicts the supply of skilled labor in the U.S. will not catch up to demand until 2050. *Employment Policy Foundation Manufacturing Wealth in the U.S.  Manufacturing supports an estimated 18.6 million jobs in the U.S. — roughly one in six private sector jobs.  According to 2008 data from the United Nations Statistical Division, the U.S. still leads the world in manufacturing value added to GDP at $1.83 billion, but China is now a close second at $1.79 billion. 4
  5. 5. 10/8/2010 But the U.S. is a service economy… Oh, really… ―…for every person working on an assembly line building cars, there are 16 service sector jobs depending on that worker. If there is no car being made, there is no job selling that car, marketing that car, insuring that car, arranging a loan to buy that car, providing a place to fuel that car, or somebody to repair that car when it hits another car. This doesn’t even include the jobs that are provided by building roads, streets and garages for the car.‖ Dr. Chris Kuehl, Economic Analyst Fabricators & Manufacturers Association The Public View of Manufacturing  DeLoitte and The Manufacturing Institute 2010 Study on the public view of manufacturing discovered:  68% of Americans think a strong manufacturing base is vital to the U.S. economy  63% agree that manufacturing today is high tech, requiring well-educated, high-skilled workers  But only 30% would encourage their children to pursue a manufacturing career  A majority cite government policies as a major factor in their skepticism about manufacturing’s future in the U.S. 5
  6. 6. 10/8/2010 Manufacturing Not Career of Choice for Today’s Teens  An NBT national survey in 2009 discovered that:  73% of teens have little or no interest in joining the ranks of blue collar workers  61% have never visited a manufacturing facility  Only 28% have taken an industrial arts or shop class  83% of teens spend from zero to two hours a week working with their hands on projects such as woodworking or models.  Teens say they want ―professional‖ careers. The problem?  Teens say they want professional careers, but  only 75% of students who start high school will graduate.*  In some states the graduation rate is as low as 56%. The states with the highest rate still only achieve an 88% graduation rate.*  54% of people who try for a GED don’t achieve it until age 20 or older, and more than half are over 25.*  At one time, high school dropouts could enlist and finish high school in the military. But now a h.s. diploma or GED is required to enlist. Out of 32 million Americans age 17-24, 75% do not qualify to serve in the military.* *The National Center for Education Statistics **Mission: Readiness, ―Ready, Willing and Unable to Serve,‖ 2009 6
  7. 7. 10/8/2010 NBT Camps Change Teens’ Minds  Kids who don’t like school and conventional learning often have their first enjoyable (hands-on) learning experience.  They see first-hand the ―professionalism‖ of manufacturing.  They are inspired by stories of how local business owners got started as entrepreneurs  They realize a renewed interest in staying in school.  They have something ―practical‖ to work towards. Businesses See Value in Camps  Having the opportunity to showcase their business to young people is something a local business values but can’t easily do on their own.  Entrepreneurs love nothing more than talking about the work they are passionate about. They love to interact with the kids.  Kids go home excited and are able to change their parents’ views about local manufacturing and manufacturing careers.  Camp participant today… potential apprentice or intern tomorrow… then a skilled employee? 7
  8. 8. 10/8/2010 Campers Explore Local Manufacturing Community Local Manufacturers Visit Camps 8
  9. 9. 10/8/2010 Camps in 2010  Pine Tech College, Pine City, MN  Lake Superior College, Duluth,  Itawamba CC, Tupelo, MS MN  Southeast CC, Lincoln, NE  Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL  So. Maine CC, So. Portland, ME  MN State C&TC, Fergus Falls,  Montgomery CCC, Blue Bell, PA MN  Moraine Park Tech College, West  Quinsigamond CC, Worcester, Bend, WI MA  College of the Sequoias, Visalia,  Fox Valley TC, Appleton, WI CA  Lorain CCC, Elyria, OH  NE Wisconsin Tech College, Green Bay, WI  Springfield TCC, Springfield, MA  Yuba College, Marysville, CA 9
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  11. 11. 10/8/2010 2011 Camp Program Outline  All camps will be at active NACCE member colleges.  Most camps will be ―basic‖ program, but colleges that ran camps in 2010 will be eligible to host both a basic and an ―intermediate‖ camp.  Basic camps should be one week, at least six hours/day. (30 hrs).  Intermediate camps should run two weeks (50 hrs).  Participating colleges must be able to serve at least 15 students in a camp.  Colleges choose the age group they will serve (ranging from 12-17). 11
  12. 12. 10/8/2010 2011 Camp Program Outline (cont.)  Each camp will get a $2,500 matching grant from NBT. The college will have to demonstrate how they will ―match‖ grant locally through tuition and other income sources.  Colleges must charge tuition to camp participants. Minimum tuition $59 for one-week basic camp; $99 for two- week intermediate camp. Each college has the option to set tuition above minimum based on local market rate for similar programs. Scholarships may be offered.  Colleges can solicit support from local businesses. 2011 Camp Program Outline (cont.)  Schools must have a manufacturing technologies curriculum in place and both CAD design and manufacturing lab/shop facilities available for use by the camp participants.  Students will be offered a hands-on design experience where they utilize CAD design software to design the project they will build (or some segment of it). NBT provides Solidworks™ Student Design software licenses for schools that need them.  Students will be offered a hands-on experience, working on representative manufacturing machinery to build their project. Use of hand tools is acceptable for part of the project, but some machine tool or welding equipment use is required in all camps. Colleges can select the focus of their program to best represent local manufacturing needs. 12
  13. 13. 10/8/2010 2011 Camp Program Outline (cont.)  The camp agenda must include at least one manufacturing industry entrepreneur as a speaker.  The camp agenda must include at least one manufacturing plant tour.  Camps will cover the materials included in the entrepreneurship curriculum package provided by NBT. Promotional Activity  The college will promote the camp, including registration information, in their summer class schedule in an appropriate location.  The college will display a notice or banner/button ad for the program on its web site.  NBT will provide customized marketing materials to each college for use in promoting the camp and recruiting students, including brochures, posters and news releases.  NBT will provide national and regional news promotion and work with local media to bring attention to the camps. 13
  14. 14. 10/8/2010 What NBT Provides  A $2500 grant  Program curriculum materials  Program objectives  Guidance and mentoring  National and local publicity program – before and during camp  Marketing materials for use in recruiting students  A unique camp t-shirt for every kid in every camp. How 2011 Camps will be Selected  Colleges must submit an application  Applications due no later than Nov. 10.  2010 participants will be evaluated first, then additional colleges will be chosen from list of new applicants.  Notification will be provided to colleges by December 10. 14
  15. 15. 10/8/2010 Contact/Application Camp application to be submitted online: Learn more about camps online at NBT website or Facebook: Questions? Booth 17 All Day Tuesday, or 815-227-8286, or 15