How Can You Help?

  1. Review with your child the tools found in the Students/Job Seekers section. From determining your child’s interests, to selecting a college or university, to preparing and searching for available manufacturing jobs in the state, you can help your child make the right decisions for his or her future.
  2. Talk to your child’s teachers and counselors about how he or she can get started on the right path now.
  3. The Manufacturing Institute recommends that students take math and science courses starting in middle school, as advanced manufacturing is technologically driven. Computer programming skills should be studied, as well, due to the importance of computer-aided design, engineering and manufacturing programs (known as CAD/CAE/CAM) in product development and machine tool operation. For students with a firm grounding in the sciences, the opportunities are vast. Encourage your student to take these subjects and consider a career in advanced manufacturing.