GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS JOURNAL: Autocam Medical is Investing in Students

Original Source: Grand Rapids Business Journal

Kentwood-based Autocam Medical, a global contract manufacturer of precision surgical and medical components and devices, said this month it will be thinking of the future by sponsoring the annual MiCareerQuest from 8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. April 24.

The career exploration experience for 14- to 18-year-old students will be held at DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW in downtown Grand Rapids.

Created in 2015 by area Michigan Works! offices, the Kent ISD and the Construction Workforce Development Alliance (CWDA), MiCareerQuest aims to address the growing demand for talent in four key industries.

“A significant portion of our workforce in the construction, health sciences, information technology and manufacturing industries will be retiring over the next decade. This is just one of the forward-thinking ways that Autocam Medical is helping to stimulate the workforce in those fields,” said Tom O’Mara, executive vice president at Autocam.

More than 9,000 students are expected to attend the event. They will have the opportunity to engage with professionals and try different activities in high-growth occupations as they contemplate their future careers.

At the event, Autocam Medical will provide students with the opportunity to watch their initials be laser-etched into a key tag, and view leg and arm replicas showing how the company’s components and devices are used.

They also will have the opportunity to simulate a doctor’s experience by drilling and screwing components into bone blocks.

More information about MiCareerQuest is available at

Original Source: Grand Rapids Business Journal