NIMS Student Skills Center at IMTS
This free, week-long event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students, educators, school administrators and guidance counselors to gain a first-hand glimpse into in the world’s most cutting-edge technology for the purpose of reinforcing a nationwide increase of STEM education at the secondary and post-secondary level.
A trip to the NIMS Student Skills Center is a ticket not just to IMTS, the largest manufacturing technology show in North America, but a chance to stimulate technical interest in young people, to eliminate antiquated stereotypes of STEM-related careers, and to bridge the gap between education and industry so that students are given the skills they need to pursue well-paying, highly technical careers that go beyond imagination. View the Photos from 2010.
Companies participating in the 2012 Student Skills Center include 3D Systems, the American Welding Society's Careers in Welding virtual reality trailer, FANUC Robotics, Haas Automation, Sandvik Coromant, Southwestern Industries, and many more. Visit the Center Details page for a full list of exhibitors.
Registration for Educators and Students
When it comes to visualizing a future career, the classroom can only go so far. Individuals at all levels of learning are invited to attend the NIMS Student Skills Center throughout the week of IMTS 2012 at no charge.
Student Skills Center Hours: Sept. 10-15, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Hall C, North Building
Registration is valid throughout the week of IMTS, so attendees are welcome to come back during show hours Sept. 10–15.
Testimonials from the NIMS Student Summit at IMTS 2010 ...
“One of the best learning experiences of the year for my students!”
“Few field trips validate classroom learning like IMTS!”
“My students felt honored, recognized, and welcomed to the world of machining. Thank you!”
“Overall, this is such an impressive event. It was great to have our students and staff see so many great examples of what advanced manufacturing is.”
“There’s always room for improvement, but the Student Summit is still the most important part of IMTS.”
“Our students immediately gravitated toward the FANUC Robotics booth. The robots really grabbed their attention. Sandvik Coromant’s booth was also a success, as they engaged the students with questions.”
“FANUC Robotics, as did all the exhibitors, did an excellent job.”
“All the people were friendly and the booths were very presentable. It demonstrated that there are people interested in American Manufacturing.”