MANUFACTURING AND THE TRADES CAREER FIELD
Be a part of a team that builds the future—literally. Manufacturing and the trades careers are in high demand because they are the backbone of infrastructure from bridges to machinery to technology. Destinations allows you to explore the many occupations that are possible with a high school concentration in manufacturing, construction, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Pathways in this career field prepare you to be on your way to becoming an engineer, machinist, chemical technician, and more.
- Discover the fundamentals of engineering and manufacturing
- Explore career paths in a variety of manufacturing-related industries
- Gain STEM experience through various skills within manufacturing
EXPLORE MANUFACTURING AND THE TRADES PATHWAYS
If you like to work with your hands and design things, the manufacturing and the trades career field has a pathway to take you to the next level. Start by gaining a broad understanding of the manufacturing or engineering space in an introductory course, then progress into a more targeted focus in your favorite area of study. The pathways below are designed to prepare you for jobs in manufacturing and the trades.
GET HANDS-ON REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE
Apprenticeships*, job shadowing, and internships* are opportunities to see how your lessons in the classroom apply to the real world.