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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Tooling U
Cleveland, OH is the leading online training provider focused on the unique needs of manufacturers. Our roots are in manufacturing, and our business started by recognizing the industry's specific needs. While some may report that "manufacturing is dead," or that "all the jobs are overseas," we recognize instead that manufacturing faces a challenge. Today's manufacturers are ready to compete, but to do so successfully, they need the right people, and they need the right knowledge.

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Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Cincinnati, OH

Programs: Manufacturing Engineering Technology

In the MET Manufacturing Management major, students learn how to manage a high-tech, modern production facility. The curriculum includes hands-on manufacturing processes and state-of-the-art computer-aided drafting and computer-aided machining (CAD/CAM) integrated with plastics and modern materials and quality control analysis using statistical process control (SPC). This two-year associate’s degree program prepares students for immediate employment in a production facility or an easy transition to a four-year university. Graduates are prepared to (1) Design mechanical systems; (2) Manage design projects; (3) Perform product testing; and (4)Utilize CAD systems.


Dave Simmeron
Chair, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Phone: 512-569-1797

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