Across the U.S., foundries are struggling to find enough workers. To help the industry reach the audience of potential metalcasters who are making career choices, the American Foundry Society has produced a video sharing the exciting story of rewarding careers in metalcasting.
“The Future of Careers in Metalcasting” features interviews with young metalcasting professionals – engineers, shop floor employees, salespeople, and more. These interviewees explain why they think metalcasting is the right career choice.
“Everything in our lives has castings in it. It affects our lives entirely,” says Mico Curreri of ExOne, who appears in the video. “And so learning that, and learning how we can affect that market and how things are made. That’s incredible.”
The goal is for the careers video to be viewed by hundreds of job-seekers, students, parents, teachers and professors, youth groups, and career counselors. We therefore ask all AFS chapters and members to help circulate the video URL to these audiences. AFS held a town-hall meeting webinar Feb. 5 with chapter leaders and Key Professors for that purpose. Foundries can also use it to recruit employees at job fairs and community events, including Manufacturing Day.
To watch the video or share the link, visit afsinc.org/careers-metalcasting.
The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $33 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Metal Casting Design & Purchasing magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at afsinc.org.