FMA Manufacturing Camp Grant – DUE: 12-1-2018

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August 13, 2018
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September 4, 2018

Manufacturing Camp Grant Awards
Since 2003, FMA’s foundation, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, has awarded grants annually to trade schools and community or technical colleges capable of hosting a summer manufacturing camp program for girls and/or boys ages 12-16. Summer camps have been a successful way of introducing middle- and high-school students to the fascinating, high-tech career choices available to them in today’s automated manufacturing industry.

Deadline: 12-1-18

The following tiered-grant award structure applies:

First-year award: $2,500
Second-year award: $1,500
Third-year award: $ 1,000
Previous camp grant award winners FROM ANY YEAR are eligible to apply at the second-year award level. After a third-year award is received, applicants will be eligible to apply as an affiliate camp and continue to receive marketing and program support materials.

See the NBT Camp Director Handbook for what schools should know before applying. Handbook contains camp objectives, learning activities, project ideas, important deadline dates, and sample forms.

To apply, schools must:

  • Currently offer a manufacturing-focused curricula, certificate, or degree program (i.e., any industrial technology program that prepares students for careers in a manufacturing environment)
  • Currently offer or be capable of offering courses relevant to business entrepreneurship.
  • Submit an online application and agree to NBT camp guidelines

General Program Guidelines for Grant Winners
To qualify as an NBT grant recipient or affiliate camp, schools must agree to:

  • Utilize NBT-branded curriculum guide and marketing materials (to be provided by NBT).
  • Promote NBT on the college website (logos to be provided).
  • Charge a minimum $59 camp tuition fee per student.
  • Recruit and register a minimum of 12 students per camp.
  • Schedule a minimum of 25 hours for a one-week camp or 45 hours for a two-week camp.
  • Include the design and manufacturing of a hands-on, take-home project.
  • Include guest speakers from the local manufacturing industry.
  • Include tours of local manufacturing operations.
  • Administer NBT pre- and post-camp online surveys to camp participants.
  • Submit to NBT all requested pre- and post-camp materials by the established due dates (i.e., grant acceptance, marketing data, photo release, final evaluation, and financial data forms) or risk forfeiting the award.