Steel to Students Program
The AIST Foundation's Steel to Students Training Program provides up to US$1,000 (conference tuition and up to US$600 in travel assistance) for post-secondary vocational/technical school students, undergraduate and graduate-level students to attend AIST’s Specialty Training Conferences and AIST Member Chapter Annual Meetings that include a technical program. Specialty Training Conferences are an integral component in facilitating the exchange of ideas and strengthening AIST's global network. AIST’s Technology Committees offer steel industry professionals the opportunity to participate in the organization through the Specialty Training Conferences.
The Steel to Students program will provide students with increased opportunities to become familiar with Technology Committees and learn firsthand from industry leaders in various steelmaking fields.
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Member Chapter Connection
The program sponsors up to 10 students and faculty (per school) from colleges, universities, and post-secondary technical/trade schools to attend their local AIST Member Chapter meetings.
Student Plant Tours
As a key to promoting student interest in the industry, plant tours are encouraged. AIST staff will assist university professors and/or students in scheduling a steel plant tour in their region. The AIST Foundation will reimburse for transportation expenses (gas and/or rental) associated with plant tours up to US$300. Contact Lori Wharrey with any questions.
Students at universities and post-secondary trade/technical schools that offer coursework relevant to the steel industry are eligible for funding from the AIST Foundation to cover the cost of snacks & refreshments at a meeting. The funding is available for student meetings during which the Steel to Students Program, AIST scholarships and the T.C. Graham Prize will be promoted. Up to US$50, each semester is available (per school).
The Foundation sponsors recruiting events for students and steel companies at major conferences including AISTech and MS&T. Steel companies are invited to sponsor the event, which includes opportunities for recruiting and networking. The receptions offer upscale environments that include a nice meal with desert and an open bar.
K-12 Outreach by AIST Member Chapters
The Steel to Students program will provide reimbursement grants of up to US$5,000 annually to AIST Member chapters that conduct outreach programs for students in grades K-12. Complete details are available for chapter officers in the Officer Resources section on the website.