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ThomasNet North American Manufacturing Scholarship Program Deadline is Around the Corner

Thursday, May 30, 2013

ThomasNet® reminded graduating high school seniors that the deadline for its North American Manufacturing Scholarship Program is right around the corner, and all applications must be postmarked by July 1, 2013. The company has been accepting applications since April 1 from students who dream of a manufacturing career.

“We’re gratified to see the outpouring of interest from students and their families in these scholarships,” said Eileen Markowitz, President of ThomasNet. “Manufacturing is the bedrock of America’s economy, and its future depends on attracting new young talent. Fortunately, this industry offers limitless career opportunities for those who want to innovate, make products that are used all over the world, and leverage their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training.”

ThomasNet is providing up to thirty (30) $1,000 scholarships for students who plan to major in engineering or supply chain management/business operations, or to study a skilled trade. Applicants must be graduating U.S. high school seniors or Canadian secondary school students with plans to attend a two-year or four-year college, or a vocational-technical school.

The scholarship program is the latest ThomasNet initiative to call attention to the rewards of a career in manufacturing. Last year, ThomasNet.com® released results of its Industry Market Barometer® survey, which showed that manufacturers were having difficulty attracting engineers, line workers, and skilled trade workers. The company saw this challenge as a symptom of a larger issue—the need to “re-brand” American manufacturing—and has embarked on a campaign to make it happen. For instance, ThomasNet recently launched the IMT Career Journal, a newsletter that educates aspiring manufacturers on the many exciting career paths available to them.

ThomasNet is inviting other manufacturers to show support for the new Scholarship Program by signing up for any one of ThomasNet.com’s free newsletters, including IMT Career Journal. For each new subscription, ThomasNet will make a contribution (up to $30,000) to the Scholarship Program.

About ThomasNet®
ThomasNet is an information and technology company that connects manufacturing and industrial buyers and sellers.

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