Manufacturing Education & Training

Manufacturing schools and trade programs are increasingly embracing inclusivity by providing support for individuals with prior incarceration histories. These programs offer comprehensive training and job readiness courses to equip individuals, including those with criminal backgrounds, for a successful career in manufacturing.

Craft Products, Operate Machines

With training in manufacturing, you can learn practical skills for working in factories, workshops, or production facilities. This includes  operating specialized equipment, assembling components, utilizing industrial technology, and managing the business side of production.

Manufacturing Jobs

Obtaining training in manufacturing opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities. Some roles to consider include:

  • Assembly line worker
  • Fabricator worker
  • Industrial engineer
  • Instrument technician
  • Machine operator
  • Manufacturing technician
  • Operations staff or manager
  • Plant operator
  • Precision assembler
  • Process improvement specialist
  • Production staff or supervisor
  • Quality control staff or manager
  • Supply chain coordinator
  • Warehouse worker

Other Jobs in Manufacturing

Beyond direct manufacturing roles, individuals with a manufacturing education can explore diverse career paths such as:

  • Environmental health and safety specialist
  • Industrial designer
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Procurement specialist

Manufacturing Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects employment in production occupations to decline from 2022 to 2032. However, on average 933,000 openings are projected each year.

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