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


National Center for Manufacturing Education
Dayton, OH

The NCME serves as a source of materials, support services, and professional development opportunities for educators and industry professionals.

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Fairmont High School
Kettering, OH

Programs: PLTW Engineering

Fairmont offers 11 College Tech Prep programs. College Tech Prep graduates leave Fairmont with a college transcript consisting of 2 36 credit hours that can be transferred to 2- and 4-year colleges in Ohio. In 2010 College Tech Prep students earned over 1100 college credits saving their parents over $60,000 in college tuition. In addition qualifying tech prep students leave with a scholarship to Sinclair helping to defray college costs even more. Career Tech students learn lifelong skills and graduate with a strong connection to post-secondary education making their transition to college easier.


David Lord
PLTW Engineering Tech Prep

Phone: 937-499-1633

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