Manufacturing technology

Manufacturing Careers. Discover the world of Making, Creating & Manufacturing.

Learn about the diversity of career opportunities in the Manufacturing industry here... in this course. You'll be glad you did!

11 Lessons

Course Description

“Manufacturing” essentially means making things.  Creating a finished product from raw materials, and turning ideas into reality.  From cell phones, to computer chips, pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, cosmetics, cars, food, furniture, cosmetics…. you name it, literally everything that’s MADE is “manufactured”.

The Manufacturing industry of today needs people who can understand highly technical information, have strong mechanical ability, are good at problem solving, can make complex decisions, and are comfortable working in a team environment.  You can also choose from a variety of different pathways depending on what you enjoy doing, and what your strengths are.  Whether it’s design, production, maintenance, or installation, there are excellent career opportunities in the always innovative and forever changing Manufacturing industry.

Oh yeah, and did I mention that their are thousands of job opportunities for skilled people? There is. Pretty much everywhere.

This “Manufacturing Careers…” online course is written and designed for anyone who might be interested in learning about the immense diversity of careers in the Manufacturing industry, as well as how to make them happen; from the skilled trades trades to design and engineering (and everything in between).  If that’s you…. you’ll be glad you’re here!

What's included in the "Manufacturing Careers" course?

Pretty much everything you need to know to make a decision as to whether or not a career in the construction industry might be right for you, which pathway to follow, and how to make that career happen.  But if you want the details, you’ll find….

  • 11 Lessons
  • Videos
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Vetted and curated online resources
  • Access on desktop and mobile devices
  • 1 year license

** Content used and referenced throughout this course is direct from the US Department of Labor, state Departments of Education and other sources that are vetted as reputable and reliable.

Who Will Benefit from "Careers in Manufacturing"?

This course benefits:

  • People who are exploring career ideas and trying to figure out which career direction to go in.
  • People who are interested in the manufacturing industry and want to learn about the diversity of careers, as well as how to make them happen.
  • People who want to learn about the different education and training options for pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry.
  • Anyone who wants to continue their education and training after high school to make themselves a valued applicant for a career in manufacturing.
  • Anyone who is supporting, or mentoring someone who is involved in the process of career exploration, and who will be putting together a career plan.

Which means it will help:

  • Teens
  • Young Adults
  • Parents
  • Mentors
  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • and most anyone else who has an interest in exploring careers within the manufacturing industry.

Sound like you? Or maybe someone you know?

What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course you’ll have learned about:

  • The Manufacturing Career Cluster
  • Over 100 careers in this career cluster
  • Whether or not this career cluster would be a good fit for you based on your interests and skills.
  • The different types of Manufacturing and the sectors within them.
  • The different education and training options for someone interested in careers in manufacturing.
  • Financial Aid options to help you pay for additional education and training.
  • Where to find the information to do the research that’s needed to help you build a career plan that’s relevant and meaningful to you!

How Long Will It Take?

That depends on you.  Shoot for an hour to go through each lesson, although it’s going to take you quite a bit longer to do the work that some of the lesson’s activities ask you to do (if you choose to do those activities). The amount of time that takes is totally up to you!