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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White Mountains Community College
Berlin, NH

Programs: Welding Technology

The Welding Technology Certificate program provides an individual with the skills necessary to sit for AWS certification in structural welding, as well as a broad overview of related welding skills and techniques. Through a combination of classroom and laboratory training, students will learn the applications of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), metal inert gas (MIG), and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, as well as the necessary safety, blueprint reading, and electrical theory skills needed for employment in the industrial workforce.


Gregory Meserve
Professor of Applied Engineering Technology

Phone: 800-445-4525

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