Manufacturing

Manufacturing
career pathway

The Manufacturing Career Pathway explores careers fields such as welding, machining, computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) technology, fabrication, engineering, drafting, and more. Manufacturing careers are for students who have the “dream it, do it” mentality and are ready to transform raw materials into high-quality finished products.

The IASC Next Manufacturing Career Pathway will support student exploration and provide opportunities for students to build their identities in and prepare for a career in manufacturing occupations. Core courses will include programming such as welding, machine shop technology, Mechatronics, mechanical drafting, sheet-metal occupations, computerized numerical controls, and engineering and other manufacturing-related courses. Hands on experiences in this pathway include job shadowing with local manufacturing businesses, a student-led manufacturing business courses, and Manufacturing Careers Internships where students can work in paid positions with manufacturing businesses during the school day. The sequence of courses included in the Manufacturing Career Pathway highlights the career opportunities in Manufacturing and helps students understand the skills necessary to be successful in that field – both technical and professional.
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Explore courses at your school in the manufacturing career pathway

Meet your manufacturing
career Pathway Teachers

Stuart Ostendorf
Pathway Instructor

David Setness
Pathway Instructor

Steve Meyers
Pathway Instructor

David Rohde
Pathway Instructor

Matt Sandys
Pathway Instructor

Tim Larson
Pathway Instructor

Colby Gallagher
Pathway Instructor

Leo Lukas
Pathway Instructor

Steven Clouse
Pathway Instructor

Joe Gabardi
Pathway Instructor

Mark Gravelle
Pathway Instructor

Brandon LaDoux
Pathway Instructor

What's Next

1. explore next career pathway courses

Explore Next Career Pathways at Pathway Courses

2. experience

Experience Next Career Pathways today! Register for courses and activities through your school. Meet with an IASC school counselor or IASC Pathways teachers to enroll.

3. excel

Excel at your Next Career Pathway goals with Ur Turn. Set your goals and track your pathway progress at app.urturn.org

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