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.

Explore courses at your school in the manufacturing career pathway

Meet your manufacturing
career Pathway Teachers

Bigfork
High School

Stuart Ostendorf

deer river
high school

Justin Isaacs

Floodwood
high school

David Rohde

Grand Rapids
high school

Matt Sandys

Tim Larson

Greenway
High School

Ryan Kruse

Hill City
high school

Colby Gallagher

Mesaba Range

Leo Lukkas

Nashwauk-Keewatin
High School

Steven Clouse

Joe Gabardi

Northland Remer
High School

Mark Gravelle

Robert J. Elkington
Middle School

Brandon LaDoux

What's Next

1. explore

Explore Next Career Pathways at nextpathways.org.

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
Contact IASC Next or your school counselor or
career pathway instructors for more information.

GET INVOLVED

Join us as we partner with local businesses, education providers, economic development entities, and workforce development organizations in the Itasca Area Schools Collaborative.

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AS A PARTNER, PROGRAM, OR BUSINESS

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