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Release No.07.22.15-MA-NBT
July 22, 2015

College to Host Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Manufacturing Camp 

Subject: College of the Canyons will use its state-of-the-art welding technology facility to host the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, (NBT) Advanced Manufacturing camp.

Event: As part of the weeklong camp 16 local high school students will be guided through the world of working with metal.

While using the skills and safety training they’ve acquired during the camp, participants will work alongside expert instructors and industry professionals in a welding technology and metal fabrication laboratory. Students will work to cut, drill and shape metal into various projects using industry grade metal fabrication equipment. Campers will also be introduced to today’s common welding processes — including using a virtual reality welding machine.

On Thursday, July 23, Ed Youdell, president & CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) will be joined by David Brown, current vice-chair of the NBT board, for a visit to the camp. While on campus they’ll have an opportunity to interact with camp participants and share information about the many rewarding career opportunities that exist in today’s manufacturing industry.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (NBT) is an organization geared towards inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, inventors and entrepreneurs by engaging young people in career preparation for well-paid, fulfilling jobs that require hands-on skills.

This event has been made possible thanks to support from the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajig Foundation, a National Science Foundation Advanced Manufacturing & Processing Training (NSF-AMPT) grant, Lincoln Electric, Classic Wire Cut, and RAH Industries. 

Date & Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23 (lunch presentation from approximately 11:30 to 12:15 p.m.)

Location: College of the Canyons Welding Technology Lab, Towsley Hall (adjacent to culinary arts facility on the south end of campus), Valencia campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

Contact: Jesse Munoz, Public Information Office, (661) 362-3155; Tim Baber, Welding Technology Department, (661) 362-3062

For more information about the COC welding technology department please visit For information about Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® visit​.

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