Career And College Prep

Manufacturing and the Trades

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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 hands-on and high-tech world straight out of high school.

Which pathway is offered?

Manufacturing and the Trades—In this pathway, students gain the knowledge and skills needed for various careers in manufacturing, including safety protocols, proper tool use, and adherence to procedures.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Computer-controlled machine tool operator
  • Machinist
  • Facility maintenance manager
  • Industrial equipment mechanic
  • Automotive mechanic
  • Power plant mechanic
  • Mobile equipment maintenance manager
  • Service technician
  • Bicycle repairer

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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What could my future look like in this career field?**


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • NCCER Core