When industry and schools work together to train students on emerging technology, great opportunities open for students and businesses alike. Join Catherine Ross, AMT director of education, Smartforce development, and Brian Boehler, director of the E3 Robotics Center (ER3C) in Elkhart, Indiana, as they discuss how E3RC encourages STEM in the classroom via robotics programs - made possible by their corporate partner ThermoDyne. Learn how this partnership strengthens the local manufacturing workforce. Thursday, October 21, 2021; 11-11:45am ET
Catherine Ross is a manufacturing advocate and future of work evangelist. As the Director of Community Engagement, Cat spearheads AMT/IMTS's community outreach programs with the goal of strengthening connections among members and industry stakeholders through strategic initiatives, and a robust engagement with targeted industrial communities. In her 15 years in U.S. manufacturing, Cat has directed national education programs, STEM advocacy events, and CNC skills competitions, liaised with Department of Defense and Veterans workforce programs, and managed federal contracts and grants focusing on apprenticeship, youth skills training, and offender re-entry. She currently sits on the Board of the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation and was previously named to Manufacturing Engineering Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List.