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The ManufacturingCareer Cluster focuses on preparing students for employment in careers that relate to the planning and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.

There are two Career Pathways offered through this career cluster which include:

If you are interested in how products and machines come together, you should explore the Manufacturing career cluster, which covers how industry and technology work together to make or package the things that we use or consume every day like cars, computers and food.

Careers in advanced manufacturing offer exciting opportunities in designing and improving products, operating high-tech tools and machinery, analyzing problems and coming up with creative solutions, and working with both your hands and your mind. 


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