Build the Future You've Been Dreaming About
Manufacturing is all about skills and knowledge: innovating, designing, and making a product. It doesn't have to require a four-year degree—a starting position can be attained with a high school diploma and short-term training. And, once established, you can continue your education with the possibility of tuition reimbursement paid by your employer.
Still in School? Consider Your Local Career Tech Center
There are wide and diverse opportunities for current students to learn skills that will teach and prepare them for a successful and rewarding future. See the list below and click on the links for details about each opportunity. The application process for most high school programs begins sophomore year.
“ I enjoy working with my hands as well as my mind. The DRMA workforce internship program is a terrific opportunity to enter manufacturing, work in different areas, and understand the variety of career options that are available before I choose my career direction. ”
Josiah, Student, Dayton Christian
Greene County Career Center
Miami Valley Career Technology Center (Montgomery County)
Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center
Upper Valley Career Center (Miami County)
Warren County Career Center
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Traditional high schools are also starting to incorporate technical training into their curriculum. If you're not sure if your school offers such programs, talk to your guidance counselor or contact Kayla at DRMA.
Looking for Options After High School? Local Community Colleges and Career Centers Can Help
Whether you're looking for a short-term certificate or a two-year degree, there are plenty of institutions in the Dayton Region that can put you on the path to your dream career. CLICK HERE for a list of adult training programs.
MFG Day 2021
Want to see manufacturing in action? Visit a local manufacturing facility on MFG Day on October 1, 2021. You can attend with your school or with a parent/guardian—visit www.creatorswanted.org to see who is hosting in your area or contact Kara at DRMA.