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Future Leaders of Metalcasting Visit Calhoun Area Career Center

October 10, 2013


AFS’s Future Leaders of Metalcasting (FLM) Group spent two days reaching out to current and potential metalcasting students in the Kalamazoo, Mich., area Oct. 3-4.

Following a meeting and facility tour at AC Foundry, Battle Creek, Mich., FLM visited the Calhoun Area Career Center, an extension of regional secondary schools that focuses on hands on education and preparation for manufacturing and skilled trades. At the center, the AFS group demonstrated the mobile metalcasting unit Foundry in a Box and discussed the industry as a career to welding and CAD/CAM students. Calhoun Area Career Center students are typically high school juniors and seniors that earn college credits, internships and apprenticeships through this opportunity.

“This outing of the FLM Group was invigorating,” said Alfred Spada, AFS director of marketing, communications and public relations. “The students at the Calhoun Area Career Center were engaged and interested in what metalcasting has to offer as a career opportunity.”

On Oct. 4, the Future Leaders of Metalcasting group, which was formed to support and strengthen the network of the industry's next generation of leadership, met at Western Michigan University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences to hear Donna Hover, CEO Advisor of Leaders Laboratory, present “The Execution Tune-Up: Vision to Execution,” as part of the group’s Executive Development Program. The group also toured Western Michigan University’s foundry and sand lab.