The Boston Tooling & Machining Association, Inc​​

​​Affiliate Chapter of The National Tooling & Machining Association

PO Box 95, Dracut MA 01826  978-457-5881

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What is it?
The National Robotics League (NRL) is a manufacturing workforce development program of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) where students design and build remote controlled robots (Bots) to face-off in a gladiator-style competition. Through the manufacturing process of Bot building, students’ imaginations are captured as they design, build and compete with their own robotic creations. Through this hands-on effort along with industry partnerships, students gain practical knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) – all essential skills for manufacturing.

By formalizing ties between schools or youth organizations and manufacturing partners, students gain a better understanding and become enthusiastic about the career possibilities in manufacturing. Also, manufacturers are able to build valuable industry-school connections and workforce talent pipelines by helping competitors engineer a lean, mean, fighting machine. In other words, everybody wins.  

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A partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA prepares students for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations. The annual competition to determines the “best of the best” in H.S. machining students from across the state to move onto the National Competition in Louisville, KY.The BTMA works with MA SkillsUSA to assist the Metal Trades competitions. We coordinate and assist the CNC Technician and CNC Lathe & CNC Milling Specialists Competitions by providing technical expertise, volunteers, materials, prizes and travel scholarships for the top 3 students. What to get involved or learn how to get a student involved with SkillsUSA? Just email using the contact contest button! 
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