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Find out how you can earn a manufacturing or STEM field scholarship.

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Become involved and join us at our next fundraising event.

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Event Calendar

Event Calendar

Stay up to date on our fundraiser, golf outing, tours, dinners, and other events


WOTM is an organization that welcomes everyone!

We believe it's extremely important to get young men and women involved in manufacturing and other STEM related fields, which is why we try and make our fundraisers and competitions a whole lot of fun. We want our members, donors, and students to leave every event feeling excited about where manufacturing is heading with our future generation of professionals in manufacturing and engineering.

  • March 9th - Annual Fundraiser and Dinner Auction

    Mark your calendars for March 9th, 2017! WOTM will change location and date for an AMAZING Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction! Event will be at Prairie Street Brewhouse where we will have many new games, sponsorship opportunities, name your beer contest, 3rd annual centerpiece competition, plated dinner, raffle items, and a silent auction – and most importantly – outstanding industry-focused networking opportunities. Due to our region finally making history we are sure to have plenty of Chicago Cubs sports memorbilia.  Proceeds from this event go directly toward the WOTM Scholarship Account.  

  • R2OC -Bob Trojan "Make it Loud" Award

    Rock River Off-Season Competition (R2OC) awarded WOTM with the Bob Trojan 'Make it Loud' award at the competition on July 30, 2016. The event was hosted by our local FRC teams: Metal Heads, Winnovation, Flaming Monkeys, Stateline Robotics, and Rockford Robotics.

  • Brittany Ladd presented WOTM State of Illinois Proclaimation

    October 2016 – Brittany Ladd - Acting Assistant Director at Illinois Department of Commerce awarded WOTM a signed Proclamation declaring October Manufacturing Month.