Manufacturing and the Trades
Build a Bright Future
From robotics to engineering, the world of manufacturing is filled with in-demand professions focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Prepare to enter this high-tech world straight out of high school.
Which pathways are offered?
Engineering and Technology—This pathway gives students a broad exposure to the engineering field, as well as a solid foundation in engineering principles and design.
Heavy Machine Operations Pre-Apprenticeship Pathway—This pathway prepares students for a career in equipment operations for industries like construction and machining. They’ll begin with a general exploration of construction and move into the specifics of machinery. Knowing how to operate machinery that helps create essential structures is a sought-after skill.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Process Improvement Technician
Facility Maintenance Manager
Industrial Equipment Mechanic
Power Plant Mechanic
Mobile Equipment Maintenance Manager
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?*
**Data is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated frequently.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
NOCTI Pre-Engineering/Engineering Technology