Train Your Trainers for Success with the AFS Institute

Your foundry’s success depends on a well-trained workforce. But are your trainers up to speed on the latest advancements? A new workshop from the American Foundry Society Institute gives trainers the knowledge they need to transform a plant’s workforce development program with solutions tailored to the metalcasting industry.

Train the Trainer is a highly interactive one-day workshop providing a strategic view of industrial training. Students get solutions and templates to support training in their facilities, with applications specific to their companies. The workshop focuses discussions on training for industrial operations and maintenance employees.

Train the Trainer will come to the Pittsburgh area on Sept. 26, at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Airport South in Robinson, Pennsylvania. To register for the course, click here. For more information about the AFS Institute and its instructor-led courses, click here.

This workshop is taught by Clarence Trowbridge, AFS vice president of education and workforce development. Trowbridge is the author of Maintenance Workforce Solutions: An Organizational Development Approach and Position Work Instructions.

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