Industry and Education Advocacy

Creative Technology Corp is a strong advocate for American industry and manufacturing and education for manufacturing. 

Education Advocacy

Today's manufacturers have a tough time finding good job candidates. Coming from a background in tool and die manufacturing, Creative Technology Corp president Todd Schuett has made education a high priority. We work with industry, schools, media, and trade associations to strengthen our workforce and make technical and engineering education a priority.

Cardinal Manufacturing CNC machinesCardinal Manufacturing teaches machine skills and soft skills for student success right out of high school.

Since we first heard of the award-winning Cardinal Manufacturing program at Eleva Strum High School in Strum, Wisconsin, Creative Technology Corp has worked to promote awareness of this innovative program. You can learn more about this innovative program through their website, photos, videos, and even learn how to create a similar program in your local high school. Learn more...

This video introduced the world to the innovative Cardinal Manufacturing program which runs a real-life machine shop inside a Wisconsin high school.

Advocacy Partnerships

Over the years, we have collaborated with numerous publications, trade associations, schools, etc., to help strengthen American manufacturing. Listed below are a few of the organizations including links and pertinent references.

Astronaut John Grunsfeld visits TMAFormer astronaut John Grunsfeld explaining how objects stay in orbit to a student, during the TMA Education Foundation's 2011 fundraising gala.

Changing Tomorrow video about TMA support of East Leyden's manufacturing program.

The AMBA goes to Washington DCAMBA members on Capitol Hill during 2009 Fall Conference, a time for members to meet Senators and Congressmen to lobby for manufacturing.

AMT newlogoH RGB 1 AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members who design, build, sell, and service the technology at the heart of manufacturing. Creative Technology Corp has produced various career videos with sponsorship and collaboration by AMT.

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AMBA - The American Mold Builders AssociationAMBA - The American Mold Builders Association focuses on best practices and leadership, serving mold manufacturing companies making plastic injection molds, blow molds, thermoform molds, metal injection molds, die casting dies and more. Creative Technology provides event photography at various AMBA events including leadership conferences and plant tour workshops, and has produced various industry-related videos with sponsorship from the AMBA.

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tma finalTMA - The Technology and Manufacturing Association combines over 1,000 Illinois precision manufacturing and supplier members committed to recognizing manufacturers as value-added producers of goods and services, and creators of high-quality jobs for Illinois citizens. Creative Technology president Todd Schuett has participated with the TMA as an event photographer, participating on the Marketing Committee, and producing the video "Changing Tomorrow" for the Education Committee.

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MAPPMAPP - The Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors works to improve the performance of plastic molders across America through benchmarking assessments and reports, leadership training, and networking. Creative Technology has provided event photography and videography at various MAPP events.

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Gardner Business MediaGardner Business Media is the premier publisher for manufacturing in North America, publishing numerous industry trade publications including Modern Machine Shop, MoldMaking Technology, Production Machining, Plastics Technology, Additive Manufacturing, Composites World, Automotive Design & Production,  and other magazines. Creative Technology Corp has contributed numerous technical articles and videos on diverse topics including tooling and machining techniques, automation, metrology and more.

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SPI logoSPI - The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the U.S. plastics industry through advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and fostering of business relationships. Creative Technology Corp has produced various career videos with sponsorship and collaboration by SPI.

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spe logoSPE - The Society of Plastics Engineers works to promote scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics, providing technical information, training, networking, and knowledge sharing. Creative Technology has produced videos including "Mold Making: Your Road to Success" with sponsorship from SPE.

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SME - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers serves manufacturing in the U.S. by promoting advanced manufacturing technology, sharing knowledge and resources, and working to develop a skilled workforce. Creative president Todd Schuett previously participated in SME as an advisory board member and technical presenter for seminars, and most recently collaborated with others including the SME Education Foundation producing a series of career videos including "Meet a Manufacturing Engineer."

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AMBA Conference Photos - Now live - Browse Photos

With photos from previous conference and Plant Tour Workshops