Preparing for a Career in Advanced Manufacturing

It's never too late to begin your career development in the high-tech manufacturing world. Technically skilled employees are needed now more than ever, contrary to what you might read or be told! Learn more about different career pathways to help you prepare for a wide variety of advanced manufacturing occupations. There are so many educational options available to help you pursue opportunities within your region, in your state and across the country.

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers - Education Foundation
Dearborn, MI

The SME Education Foundation is committed to giving the next generation the proficiency they need to be successful in a world of unprecedented technological change and global competition.

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Appleton North High School
Appleton, WI

Programs: Engineering Technology

Technology and Engineering courses include Project Lead the Way curriculum for POE (principles of engineering), IED (introduction to engineering design), and DE (digital electronics), and also Machining where students will incorporate modern technology with traditional methods while producing products that will convert metal/plastic stock into products by machining materials using traditional and CNC (computer numerical control) equipment. Equipment used includes lathes, milling, drilling, grinding, and cutting machines. The courses for Welding and Metal fabrication introduce students to the basics in welding (Arc, Mig, Tig, FluxCore and Oxy-Acetylene) and metal fabrication (sheet metal and heavy metals).


Leslie Petet
Guidance Office

Phone: (920) 832-4309

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