Scholarship to Support Chicago’s Advanced Manufacturing Educational Initiative Announced

Summit Media Group will donate the 2013 David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship to Chicago’s Austin Polytechnical Academy Advanced Manufacturing Career Program. The scholarship will be awarded during The Automation Conference, May 14-15 in Chicago.

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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 01, 2013

Across the country, parents, business owners, educators and civic leaders are increasingly focusing on the need to educate a workforce that can excel in manufacturing jobs and careers. Towards that end, Summit Media Group is pleased to announce that this year’s David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to Chicago’s Austin Polytechnical Academy Advanced Manufacturing Career Program.

Austin Polytechnical Academy (APA) is a college and career prep public high school with a focus on manufacturing and engineering. APA prepares students for a variety of manufacturing jobs, from skilled production and engineering to management and company ownership. Graduates go on to work in industry or to pursue advanced degrees in related fields. Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC), a partner in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s advanced manufacturing educational initiative, founded the academy in 2007. CMRC’s managing partner, The Center for Labor & Community Research (CLCR), operates the Austin Polytech Career Program. On behalf of students, CLCR works with over 60 local manufacturing partners to provide internships, mentoring, NIMS certifications, career job placements and other academic and career support services.

The David A. Harvey Memorial Scholarship is underwritten by Summit’s Automation World magazine and the sponsors of its annual event, The Automation Conference. This year’s conference sponsors are: Festo, Lenze, Invensys Operations Management, Microsoft, Advantech, Anixter, Beckhoff Automation, Belden, Eaton Corporation, ePlan Software + Services, Hilscher North America, Inc., Kepware Technologies, Moxa, Inc., Opto 22, Red Lion Controls, Siemens Industry, Inc., SMC Corporation of America, TURCK, and ZPI Inc.

The scholarship will be awarded during The Automation Conference, May 14-15 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. Conference registration is currently underway, with more information available at http://www.TheAutomationConference.com.

About Summit Media Group, Inc.

Chicago-based Summit Media Group, Inc. (http://www.summitmediagroup.com) publishes business information for professionals in packaging and manufacturing automation. Magazines include Packaging World, Automation World, Packaging World’s PACK EXPO Showcase, Healthcare Packaging, and Contract Packaging. Industry-leading websites, apps and digital resources – including market-focused newsletters, Playbooks and videos – offer additional business intelligence for subscribers and online audiences. Summit also produces webinars and conferences, and owns GreenerPackage.com.

About Austin Polytechnical Academy’s Advanced Manufacturing Career Program

Opened in 2007, Austin Polytechnical Academy is a college and career prep high school with a focus on manufacturing and engineering. APA’s Advanced Manufacturing Career Program is administered by the Center for Labor & Community Research, which oversees a variety of initiatives that complement the school’s curriculum. CLCR works with over 60 manufacturing partners to offer guest speakers; field trips; mentoring; internships; NIMS Certifications; ACT prep tutoring; and post-graduate support. More information about APA’s career program is available here: http://www.clcr.org/newapa/career-program.