Prepare Yourself

Build The Life You Want

Manufacturing careers provide the opportunity to solve problems that have a global impact, apply creative solutions  to complex problems, and innovate solutions to implement improvements to keep the industry globally competitive. With a projected gap of 25,000 talented individuals needed to fill manufacturing jobs in Southwestern Pennsylvania alone, opportunities abound for those who are ambitious, willing to learn, and willing to take that first step into this career pathway.  There are multiple pathways into the manufacturing jobs of today and the future. And there are multiple ways in which job seekers can prepare for these opportunities whether through improvements in basic employability skills, basic mechanical skills, and other related technical training.

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Take a self-assessment and discover careers that match your skills, interests, or values.

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Participate in training and earn credentials that align with your interests and job opportunities.

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Begin an Apprenticeship program that allows you to “earn and learn” while gaining valuable on- the-job experience and recognized credentials.

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Find a Job — Research thousands of jobs currently available in manufacturing. Sort and filter by location, title, salary and more.

Play Games

Play these mobile games to practice skills used in manufacturing careers. You will also get an idea of the problem-solving skills and creative thinking that is used in manufacturing.

CubeCut: Making Your Future simulates the skills needed by a CNC Machinist looking to manufacture a part from raw material. 

MechLife: Manufacturing Career Quest practices mechanical aptitude skills that are often found on manufacturing employment tests.

Explore Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credentials

 

 

 

Discover Training

Local training providers can give you the skills you need to work in manufacturing.  These training providers range from 12 month certificate programs to 4-year colleges.

Career Counseling

Sometimes we all need a little help to navigate the pathway to a career, identify support mechanisms, or get our foot in the door with a company.  Contact us to ask specific questions about your career journey and for advice on next steps.