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We know because we've been in your shoes. You constantly hear these questions thrown at you: What are your plans after high school? What are you interested in? What do you want to do? They come from your family, your teachers, or your guidance counselor. But in the end, it comes down to you. Your goals, your education, and your career is about what you're passionate about. To make that decision, you need to know about careers that work with advanced technology, provide competitive salaries, and don't require a mountain of student debt. 

Would that type of career interest you? Keep reading. 



Manufacturing holds a place for all types of workers, whether you like to work with your hands, on the computer, or like the office environment. Once you get started with a career in manufacturing, the growth opportunities are endless. One day, you could be running a manufacturing company yourself!



Manufacturing in the Dayton Region is VIBRANT.



In spite of these facts, manufacturers are facing a talent shortage and good, well-paying jobs sometimes go begging. Regional manufacturers are struggling to fill key positions; from skilled trades to engineering and IT, manufacturers are seeking to find and hire the next generation of manufacturing talent. YOU. Manufacturing needs the educated and skilled talent of the younger generations. By starting at a young age in this industry, the possibilities are limitless with a career in manufacturing. 


What is modern manufacturing all about? Watch this video! 


Want to see what the inside of modern manufacturing facilities right here in the Dayton Region? Take a tour on MFG DAY!  


THIS ISN'T GRANDPA'S MANUFACTURING. Today's manufacturing industry is completely different from what it used to be. It is no longer repetitive, low-skill work. Trust us, your grandparents, and maybe even your parents, would not recognize today's manufacturing. The industry today is all about advanced technologies, state of the art facilities, and fast paced work environments. Most importantly, manufacturing is about creating products that affect everyone's daily lives and even change the world! 

Want to see it for yourself? Take a tour through a local manufacturing facility on MFG Day (first Friday of EVERY OCTOBER) visit to see the list of manufacturers holding tours and get registered!  


So what does a pathway into a career in manufacturing look like? 



Interested in learning more? See below


                          Training Programs/Centers-- Get Started!

The Dayton region is packed with excellent manufacturing education and training programs taught by high-quality, experienced instructors at a facility near you. To help you take your first step toward building a manufacturing career, we've compiled this convenient list.


High Schools

2 - Year Colleges

 4 - Year Colleges

 *Offers both high school and adult programs 



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