> Education and Training
What education or training do I need to get started in a job in manufacturing?
- High School degree or GED
- Specific technical training
What education and training do I need for career advancement?
- On-the-Job Training
- Industry credentials
- Associate's degree (recommended for supervisory positions)
- Bachelor's degree (recommended for engineering and management positions)
- Life-long learning (to keep updating your skills and to remain competitive)
When and where can I start my training?
- During high school by taking technical classes at your local Career and Technology Center (CTC) or Area Vocational and Technical School (AVTS) and through specific technology programs in the high schools
- After high school you can take skill classes at the CTCs or AVTSs, the community colleges, technical schools, local universities, and from industry training providers
- Regional employers, unions and professional organizations often offer apprenticeship opportunities
- Through On-the-Job training you can improve your skills
- Employers, industry associations and education providers may enable you to receive specific skill credentials such as NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills)
- Employers often sponsor advanced training