Introduction

Manufacturing Career Cluster icon The Manufacturing Career Cluster® focuses focuses on planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance, and manufacturing/process engineering.

Career Cluster Pathways

"null"The Manufacturing Career Cluster® has five career cluster pathways to guide students to their desired occupation in this field.
  • Production
  • Manufacturing Production Process Development
  • Maintenance, Installation and Repair
  • Quality Assurance
  • Logistics and Inventory Control
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance
Source: Advance CTE
 
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To help students learn more about careers in manufacturing, download and distribute the Manufacturing College and Career Planning Guide. The guide makes an excellent critical reading assignment for students taking the Practicum in Manufacturing course.

Professional Associations

"null"Manufacturing teachers should get involved in at least one career and technical education (CTE) professional association. They are excellent sources of career cluster-specific teaching tools, ideas, networking, and mentors.
The following associations are related to careers in manufacturing:
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CTSOs

Career Cluster News

TWC Resources

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