IMTS expert job partners from CNC Jobs hosted the first-ever Job Center. Manufacturing professionals were able to search available jobs and post resumes. Employers had the opportunity to post open positions. "It was a huge success. We averaged almost 20 new companies each day posting openings that resulted in several hundred opportunities at every level from CNC operator to president of a company," said CNC Jobs Director Bob Lawson. On the applicant side, the Job Center attracted almost 75 candidates each day and will continue to make matches post-IMTS.
IMTSedu, part of IMTS continuing education efforts, ran a full curriculum during the show. In addition to numerous presentations featuring speakers who come from the industry and have been very successful in using Social Media to expand their business, other highlights included a popular session on business trends and conditions for 2012.
The NIMS Student Skills Center at IMTS was a hugely successful event with 9,325 students and educators visiting the 27 student-focused exhibitors.
Before visiting the halls, students had exploration time in the Skills Center where they experienced live demos by 3D Systems, the American Welding Society and Lincoln Electric's Careers in Welding Trailer complete with VRTEX 3D Welding Simulators, a replica of the Chilean Miner Rescue Capsule plus video teasers from The Edge Factor, and robot cells offering hands-on simulators from FANUC Robotics. Career Launch Pads debuted with interactive information desks staffed by young industry professionals who spoke with students about skills, technologies and careers.