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For moldmakers, by moldmakers

Mould Source is a new event designed by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association to be a forum where moldmakers can meet the specialized suppliers that serve their industry in Canada. The trade show...

March 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



Mould Source is a new event designed by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association to be a forum where moldmakers can meet the specialized suppliers that serve their industry in Canada. The trade show will focus on products and services for moldmaking, supplemented by a job fair, career fair and seminars on moldmaking technology.

The show runs for two days, April 26 and 27, at the International Centre, Mississauga, Ont. Hours are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 26 and from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 27.

Seminars will be offered during the show, on a variety of technical and management topics. The seminars will be short and intensive, and visitors can expect each topic to run in more than one time slot for their convenience.

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS

The job fair scheduled for April 26 is a recruiting opportunity for employers. Through a booth or job postings, employers will be ready to discuss specific jobs and the career potential in the moldmaking industry. Technical graduates and those seeking employment in moldmaking are encouraged to attend.

The next day, April 27, a career fair will put less emphasis on recruiting and more on educating high school students, parents, teachers and counselors about careers in moldmaking.

“We hope to attract about 300 to 500 students to the fair with the opportunity to speak to the company sponsors,” says Nicki Newhouse, Way to Go! project coordinator. Way to Go!, a collaboration between several school boards and governments that aims to direct students into appropriate technical careers, is organizing the career fair.

“The students will be exposed to career and company profiles, interactive displays, job postings, 3D software, company representatives and guest speakers,” says Newhouse.

Wednesday evening parents, teachers and guidance counselors will be invited to attend a wine and cheese reception to mingle with moldmakers, training institutions and guest speakers. It is important to educate parents and teachers because “we know that parent approval is critical to encouraging students to pursue technical training for careers such as moldmaking,” says Charmian Entine, director of CPIA’s Mould Makers Council.


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