Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

Recent News

STEAM Fast-Track Conference

On June 21st, the STEM hub hosted their annual Fast-Track Conference in Des Moines. Click the link to learn more about Fast-Track!

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Manufacturing in Iowa

Lori Sheafer-Weaton, President of the Iowa Association of Business & Industry and Agri-Industrial Plastics, and Maureen Lockwood, Manufacturing Manager at Thombert Inc. spoke about the manufacturing industry at Governor Branstad's weekly news conference on April 24th. 

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Upcoming Events

Elevate Ambassador Training

Elevate Iowa is hosting an Elevate Iowa Ambassador Training for everyone interested in helping inform the next generation about career opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing.  During the training, attendees will learn about ABI and the Elevate Iowa campaign, presentation skills, how to be a successful Ambassador, and tour the industrial technology programs at Kirkwood Community College. Contact Alex Monaghan for questions and to sign up.      

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Manufacturer This!

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County, Elevate Iowa, Northeast Iowa Community College, and Geater Machining & Manufacturing invite you to explore the world of advanced manufacturing through a fun afternoon of hands-on science, engineering, and mathematics challenges! This after school camp is open to any 6th-8th grade student. There is NO COST for this program! The deadline to register is October 18th. Click the link to registration. All registration is due to the ISU Delaware County Extension Office by October 18th 1417 N. Franklin St. PO Box 336, Manchester, IA 52057   

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Iowa Lean Consortium Event

Attendees will learn from lean leaders and practitioners on how they are using Lean to change their culture and improve their way of doing business. Informational speakers will discuss healthcare services, government, education, manufacturing, finance, and many more! Register now because seats are limited! Contact Tracy Schuster at [email protected] or at (515) 259-0554, for more information. 

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Advancing the Future - Tour of Corridor Manufacturers

Manufacturers in Iowa's Creative Corridor will open their doors to help the public understand what's created here in our own backyard. Learn more about what they do, what jobs might be possible for you or someone you know, and be proud of the cool things local employers create.

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Celebrate Manufacturing Day & Month!

Manufacturing day (MFG Day) is an annual nationwide event on the first Friday of October. This year MFG Day lands on October 6th, 2017. It is a day to celebrate the next generation of manufacturers across the world. Last year, Iowa held over 150 events in manufacturing plants, schools, community colleges, and more! This year, CIRAS from Iowa State University is leading six partners to assist in creating events in Iowa's 99 counties and the goal is to double the events; therefore, we need your help! Plan an event in your area to educate the students and parents about careers in advanced manufacturing or host a celebration at your job location! If you are interested in participating and want to advertise it on the MFG Day webpage contact CIRAS at [email protected], CIRAS from ISU or Alex Monaghan at [email protected]

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NICC Manufacturing Day Tours

To celebrate Manufacturing Day students and adults will tour local manufacturer's to learn about advanced manufacturing careers! Click here to see NICC's involvement. For questions call 800-728-2256 ext. 219.

Cedar Valley Parent's Night

OPEN TO PUBLIC: Attend the Cedar Valley Parent's Night to tour manufacturing companies, learn about advanced manufacturing careers, and how you can make around $54,000 a year! Light refreshments will be provided.

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