Advanced Manufacturing Job Shadowing

One great way to learn about advanced manufacturing careers is to job shadow a successful professional. Working professionals are excellent career mentors who share their knowledge and leadership skills for a day or more! Think about your career interest and the organizations in your area. The resource links on this page provide helpful information for both teachers and students. Visit an area below to investigate job shadowing and learn how to get started.

 
 
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Students! There’s one more thing. Ask your job shadow mentor if they would be a CareerME profiled professional. To find out more about this special program, ask info@careerme.org.

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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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PROFILED CAREER

Machinists and Tool & Die Makers

Technology: Machining & Metal Processing, Forming and Fabrication, Equipment and Machinery

Machinists are highly skilled operators of machine tools used to make metal parts. Machinists can make just about anything out of metal. They follow blueprints, sketches or specific dimensions to make or repair machines, metal pieces and tools. Skilled crafts include tool and die maker, maintenance machinist, marine machinist, hydro-electric maintenance machinist and general machinist. (Source: http://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/apprenticeship/files/pubs/appcat.pdf - page 42) The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an Occupational Outlook Handbook online at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/machinists-and-tool-and-die-makers.htm#tab-2)

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