AFS Announces New Workforce Development Benefit for Corporate Members

The American Foundry Society has announced a valuable new benefit for AFS Corporate Members, the AFS Workforce Development Forum.

Created by workforce experts from the AFS Institute, this web-based forum will help metalcasters improve and expand their workers’ skillsets. The AFS Workforce Development Forum will meet online monthly to discuss industrial training best practices, initiatives and procedures, focusing on issues specific to the metalcasting industry.

The forum is available only to AFS Corporate Members. It is one of many workforce programs offered by the AFS Institute, the educational arm of AFS. Other programs include:

  • AFS Supervisor Development Program
  • Training Best Practices Workshop
  • Operator on-the-job training programs

For more information about the AFS Workforce Development Forum and other metalcasting workforce initiatives from AFS, please contact Clarence Trowbridge, AFS Vice President of Education and Workforce Development, at or 800-537-4237 ext. 217.

For information about joining AFS, please contact Ben Yates, AFS Vice President of Business Development, at or 800-537-4237 ext. 205.

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