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How to become a Manufacturing Technician
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Want to Know More About Manufacturing as a Career?


Ø  Check out Edheads’ Manufacturing Technician Game:  or go to and click the Games pull down menu near the top of the home page.  Then look for Manufacturing Technician in the free games section.

Ø  Do an internet search for ‘tech camps,’ ‘manufacturing camps,’ or computer or robotics camps.  All of these provide skills used in manufacturing.  In Columbus, Ohio, check out TechCorps, which holds full-day, weeklong summer “Techie Camps” where middle-school students are able to immerse themselves in activities such as computer programming, and web and app development.


Ø  Talk to your teachers or guidance counselors about entering a technical training course aimed at a manufacturing career, such as a Fab Lab course or Manufacturing Pathway.


Ø  After high school, pursue an associate degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering Technology from local college institutions (In Ohio:  Rhodes State, Columbus State, Marion Technical, Edison Community, Sinclair Community and Clark State).


Ø  Ask about a work-study pilot program allows students the opportunity to work at Honda or some other manufacturing plant three days a week, while taking classes two days.  You can build technical skills while earning your degree. Honda is expanding their program in the future, and many other manufacturers have similar programs.


Ø  Ask about certification programs at local career skills centers.  Many of these centers now provide classes and certifications that allow you to leave high school already employed.   

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