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Accentuate Your Maker Skills
There is a variety of careers in manufacturing and the training needed varies based on the position and the employer. The large number of training providers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia can make it difficult to select one program. Take a self-assessment and review current job openings to help focus the search. Below is a list of apprenticeships, certificate programs, and college degrees that will prepare for a job in a high-demand career path.
Colleges and Universities
Search dozens of secondary schools in the greater Pittsburgh region using key terms: manufacturing, mechatronics, industrial, engineering, and welding. Career College is one resource that can provide school information by location, subject, program, and degree.
New Century Careers
Programs, including Manufacturing 2000 programs and the National Tooling and Machining Association’s Apprenticeship, provide related instruction classes to support on-the-job training provided by employers. Visit New Century Careers
Labor unions have long offered apprenticeship programs to new members who get paid while being trained.
Featured Apprenticeship Program
Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) Apprenticeship Program
The Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship helps entry-level workers in manufacturing quickly enhance their skills and advance with their current employer. Due to changing manufacturing technologies, entry-level workers require higher skills than before and employers are struggling to recruit and retain these type of workers. The IMT program is a state registered apprenticeship to help meet these employer needs.