Wilkes CC receives $4,000 manufacturing camp grant
The Ashe campus of Wilkes Community College was named a winner of a 2008 manufacturing camp grant awarded jointly by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation and the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation.
According to a report in the Mountain Times , the Ashe campus of Wilkes Community College was named a winner of a 2008 manufacturing camp grant awarded jointly by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation (FMAF) and the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation (NBTF).
The grants are given to not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions
Wilkes Community College, which received a $4,000 award, is one of 26 recipients
The winners were named in a press conference by John Ratzenberger, host of the John Ratzenberger's Made in America ," former Cheers star and co-founder of NBTF, a charitable organization dedicated to introducing young people to the pleasures of tinkering, and Terrence Egan, director of the FMA Foundation, an educational, research and charitable organization that promotes metal forming and fabricating technology in manufacturing.
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