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Manufacturing the Future contest begins

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada, a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that works to support companies engaged in avanced manufacturing, has begun a promotional initiative aimed at students. Called “Manufacturing the Future,” the contest promotion is intended to encourage students to pursue careers in these fields. The contest is taking place at a website at <>, which also provides information about the industry that can help students identify potential careers. Canadian residents between the ages of 15 and 18 can enter by submitting an essay addressing the question, "What problem do you think advanced manufacturing could solve in the future?” Ten winners will receive $10,000 bursaries to apply to the schools of their choice. The contest will run until June 2.

“Young Canadians are called to action to shape our future through innovation,” said Jayson Myers, CEO of the organization. “Advanced manufacturing is working today to solve some of the world's biggest challenges such as climate change, life threatening diseases and food insecurity. We are asking young people to envision a world that they can be proud of, to come forward and make that world a reality. Our aim is to guide and support the next generation of young Canadians as they pursue career aspirations in this field. The exciting possibilities that exist in the world of advanced manufacturing are endless. The industry is full of in-demand careers that young people may not even be aware of. The technology is captivating, the innovations are unbelievable, and these are the jobs that will have a real impact on the world we live in.”

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