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Educational Foundation Awards $40,000 in Grants

Educational Foundation Awards $40,000 in Grants

Tuesday, January 9, 2007
 
The Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation (PMAEF) has awarded a total of $40,000 in grants to three programs created to enhance the U.S. metalforming workforce. The PMAEF trustees awarded: • $15,000 to the WIRE-Net School-to-Career Initiative: Where Futures Matter. Through this Cleveland, OH-based program, local high-school students receive hands-on training in precision-machining technology. • $10,000 to McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL. The PMAEF grant will help underwrite the start-up costs of equipment for a 40-hr. basic welding-skills boot camp that will consist of 10 sessions serving at least 60 students. . • $15,000 to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, OH. The PMAEF grant will help fund Tri-C’s Build a Cannon program, allowing 100 high-school students to earn free college credit while simultaneously satisfying high-school graduation requirements. PMAEF, established to support and develop training and education for metalforming skills and to improve the awareness of careers in metalforming, congratulates the grant recipients from this cycle. The deadline to submit applications for the next grant cycle is March 1, 2007. PMAEF accepts requests for funding from organizations whose initiatives, programs and services promote, enhance or support the development of a U.S. metalforming workforce. Download a grant application at www.pmaef.org, or call 216/901-8800.

 

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