The AMBA Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award was established in 2017 to recognize AMBA member company accomplishments that have resulted in a notable impact in the area of education. The recipient of this prestigious award will be an AMBA member company making significant strides in education and/or recruitment.
Each year, the AMBA Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award winners are announced during the AMBA Conference, promoted in national industry publications (including AMBA's The American Mold Builder magazine) and posted on the AMBA website.
The award recipient receives a $5,000 scholarship grant, sponsored by Progressive Components, to be donated to the industry-related educational program of its choice.
To view eligibility requirements and nominate a member, click here.
Wepco Plastics, Inc. was awarded the 2021 AMBA Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award, established to recognize AMBA member accomplishments that have resulted in a notable impact in the area of education. Wepco Plastics was recognized for its efforts in workforce development, apprenticeships and exposing the next generation to manufacturing and STEAM-related career paths. Whether through participating in collaboratives with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions collaboratives, volunteering on local manufacturing group boards, helping to found pre-apprenticeship programs in local schools or engaging with local students in the state of Connecticut, becoming spokespeople for manufacturing and quality jobs has become a part of Wepco’s daily culture.
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Click here to review a list of past Tooling Trailblazer of the Year Award recipients.