The CTMA is trying to encourage youth to begin a career within the precision metalworking industry through its Annual High School Awards and it’s asking for the industry’s help.
“2024 sponsorship opportunities are available. Your support will help us continue these awards each year,” the CTMA says.
The awards recognize & reward high school students who have demonstrated a high proficiency in metalworking skills, a positive attitude, and who have plans to pursue a career in one of the precision metalworking trades upon graduating high school.
Recipients of the CTMA’s High School Awards each receive a $1,000 prize and a custom-made Turner’s Cube from Rapid Enterprises.
The CTMA, in partnership with the Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE), select high school manufacturing technology programs from across Ontario to submit nominations for the CTMA’s High School Awards, which will be handed out at graduation ceremonies in 2024. The award will rotate through eligible high school manufacturing programs, each year.
In 2023, more than 15 students were presented with these awards, some of which have since started their careers in the industry.