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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.

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Georgia Southern University Creates AFS Student Chapter

The American Foundry Society is proud to welcome Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, Georgia) as the newest school to establish an AFS Student Chapter on campus.

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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.

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Column: We asked, you answered: New programs from the Institute

"What training do you need and how do you want it delivered?"  These are the two questions that we have been asking the leaders of the metalcasting community. The answers are clear: more technical training topics, new operations and maintenance on-the-job training and new development opportunities for supervisors. 

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AFS Institute partners with NoRedesign to provide training for casting design engineers

Design engineers can improve their castings and cut costs with a program from NoRedesign.com offered in partnership with the American Foundry Society Institute.

NoRedesign and the AFS Institute will provide 32 instructional videos from leading metalcasting expert Mike Gwyn, who teaches engineers to eliminate expensive redesigns and re-tooling that can cut into margins.

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AFS Institute premieres Training Best Practices Workshop

A new workshop from the American Foundry Society Institute teaches the best ways to improve training in metalcasting plants.

The Training Best Practices Workshop is a highly interactive one-day course providing a strategic view of industrial training. Students will get solutions and templates to support training at their facilities, with applications specific to their companies. The workshop will focus discussions on training for industrial operations and maintenance employees.

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OSU, Central Ohio chapters have strong partnership

Eric Weiffenbach remembers visiting Ohio State University’s working foundry as a boy with his father. Today, Weiffenbach (Keener Sand & Clay Co.) continues that tradition – this time, as president of the AFS Central Ohio Chapter.

Every fall, the Central Ohio Chapter and the OSU Student Chapter come together for a joint dinner and meeting on campus at OSU. It’s an opportunity for the students to present their work and network with professionals, and a chance for the pros share their knowledge and recruit students into the industry.

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AFS meets CIC

AFS staff met with the next generation of metalcasters at the Foundry Educational Foundation's College Industry Conference, Nov. 15-16 in Chicago.

The annual event attracts promising students at FEF schools who are looking for careers in metalcasting. Prospective employers meet with the students, many of whom come away with internships and job offers.

AFS was on hand to answer questions and network with students and professors. Andrew Rose of Penn State University also was presented with a scholarship from Modern Casting magazine.

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Youngstown State University establishes AFS Student Chapter

The American Foundry Society welcomed Youngstown State University (Youngstown, Ohio) as its newest student chapter.Youngstown State AFS Student Chapter logo

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AFS meets with students at FEF College Industry Conference

The next generation of metalcasters gathered at the Foundry Educational Foundation's College Industry Conference in Chicago Nov. 15-16, and AFS was on hand.

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