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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Small and medium manufacturers account for 40 %
in United States
contributes more than 60 percent of U.S. exports


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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Waukesha County Technical College
Pewaukee, WI

Programs: Machine Tool/Trades Technology

Gain hands-on instruction in the safe, efficient operation of the engine lathe, vertical milling machine and surface grinder. Related instruction includes Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines, interpretation of engineering drawings and applied math. The program stresses the importance of proper machine shop practices including the selection and application of hand tools, the use of precision measuring instruments and layout procedures. You will work from shop blueprints to create a variety of projects which are designed to demonstrate the capabilities of machine tools commonly used in industry.


Gloria Saunders

Phone: 262-691-5345

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