Manufacturing & the Trades
Build a Bright Future
From robotics to engineering, the world of manufacturing is filled with in-demand professions focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Prepare to enter this high-tech world straight out of high school.
Which pathway is offered?
STEM—Engineering Technology—This pathway allows students to explore occupations that are possible with a high school degree and training in manufacturing, construction, and education in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Biomedical engineers
- Surveying and mapping technicians
- Agricultural technician
- Facilities technician
- Industrial engineering technician
- Packaging technician
- Telecommunications technician
- Materials lab & supply technician
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?**
**Data is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated frequently.
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Pre-Engineering / Engineering Technology Exam
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)