Westec, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ March 31-April 3 machine tools and manufacturing event, will promote industry careers, officials announced.

Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the event is the largest such show in North America, organizers said.

"Because Los Angeles employs more people in manufacturing than any other county in the entire United States," said Zita Collins, senior show manager, "manufacturing professionals count on Westec not just for technology, but for professional advancement, as well."

In addition to 600 expected exhibitors, training seminars and work force development programs involving area trade schools are planned.

Details are available by calling (800) 733-3976 or see www.sme.org/westec.