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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Meade County Area Technical Center
Brandenburg, KY

Programs: Welding Technology

Welcome to Meade County Area Technology Center. Thank you for visiting our website. Located in Brandenburg, Kentucky, our primary goal is to serve the needs of Meade County High School students enabling them to attain skills which will help them successfully make the transition from high school into the workforce or into post-secondary education.

Meade County ATC offers the following programs: Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Carpentry, Welding, Automotive Technology, Marketing Education and Health Sciences. Our highly trained and experienced faculty and staff make every effort to provide an atmosphere and environment in which every student can be successful in the development of skills that will be useful to the student in all future endeavors. Each instructor works closely with other schools and business and industry representatives in the local and surrounding areas so that our graduates have the skills required by various businesses and post-secondary institutions.

Founded in 1975, Meade County ATC has served thousands of Meade Countians, has established a repputation of being a quality educational institution and has received numerous awards based on student achievement and placement. Students of the school have also reached high levels of achievement through these student organizations, DECA, SkillsUSA, and HOSA. These students have brought recognition to themselves and the school at local, state, and national levels of competition. The three organizations also offer students opportunities to perform community service activities, organize and participate in social and sporting activities, and develop leadership abilities.


Faye Campbell

Phone: 270-422-3955

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