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Are You Ready for this year's  Institute?

It's one thing to talk about manufacturing...

But what if you could LIVE it?

Explore a career where you do what you love while you work with your hands, solve problems, create solutions, and make a difference in today's world! If you have an interest in the trades, engineering, manufacturing, welding, machining, making things, building solutions, and "getting things done", this program may be for you. 


The initial acceptance notices went out to those who applied prior to the first deadline of May 10. Applications are still accepted and reviewed for available positions and are to be placed on waitlists. (We've had tremendous success placing students on waitlists in the past due to schedule changes and opportunities that come up.)

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it's time

Ready to apply to be a part of this year's Institute? 

We're excited to have you join us!

July 10-28, 2023

8:30 - 3:30 Mon - Fri each week

Locations to be held at:



CHENEY (Cheney HS)

CHATTAROY (Riverside HS)

Click on the button below to complete the application.


Applications will be available through May 31 for the

Summer 2023 Program

What is the Institute?

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The Program

The Academy is a 3-week intensive program where students experience the full Production and Manufacturing environment. You're a part of a production team assigned to design, manufacture, promote, and sell a complete product line. We teach you about business, teams, leadership, product design, production demand, operations, management, and more during the Institute.


You and your team have product quotas to fill - and you compete with others to design, make, and sell them. You'll get the full experience of what it's like to be in business in manufacturing as a producer, manager, and contributor at different levels. In the end, you not only gain a perspective of what a career in manufacturing can do for you, but you also get high school credit and we pay you a stipend for your time and effort. Of course, t-shirts, freebies, food, fun, and friends.


Read more for the details!


The Institute is a collaboration of employers, educators, and partners committed to helping students explore careers. For those interested in manufacturing, this can be a start. 

Learn more about our sponsors...or, please join us in sponsoring this program to grow our ability to reach students and offer a greater impact. 

Sponsors make the Institute possible. They are the backbone of the manufacturing industry. Thanks to our supporters for helping us make it happen.

Read more about how you can sponsor the Manufacturing Institute.

Read more about how you can sponsor the Manufacturing Institute.

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Click below for more info about the sponsors and the opportunity. 



What do we do at the Institute? It's a shorter answer if we list what we don't do when it comes to Manufacturing. Here are just a few of the things we explore through the program...

  • Product Design

  • Prototyping & Modeling

  • Team-Based Competition

  • Intro to SolidWorks, 3D Printing

  • Production Planning & Demand

  • Marketing & Sales

  • Intro to Welding 

  • Machining Basics

  • Elements of Production

  • Quality Control

  • Team Leadership

  • Applied Materials Planning

  • Hands-On Equipment, Tools, Machines

  • Full Production Environment

  • Field Trips to Local Manufacturers

  • Access to Special Scholarships

Meet Bryce

Bryce was part of our first Institute. He recently graduated from SCC's welding program and was just hired. The Institute created his interest in welding and started him off in a new career!  Watch Bryce share his story by clicking on the video.


We are expanding the Institute to more locations!!!

We are always looking for ways to innovate. This year is no exception. We are running simultaneous institutes in multiple locations - Spokane Valley, Newport, Cheney, and Chattaroy (Riverside HS). They are part of the same Institute but run as satellite facilities. It's a great way to get more exposure to careers in manufacturing! 


Ready to explore what's out there?

Let's Work Together...

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Manufacturing is a crucial sector of the economy, and careers in manufacturing can be highly valuable. Here are some reasons to consider a future in manufacturing:

  1. Job stability: Manufacturing is a stable sector with a steady demand for goods and services, which can lead to a stable job market for workers. As long as people continue to consume goods, manufacturing jobs will always be in demand.

  2. Good wages and benefits: Manufacturing jobs often come with good pay, health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. The industry also provides career advancement and on-the-job training.

  3. Diverse job opportunities: Manufacturing offers many job opportunities, from engineers and technicians to assemblers and machine operators. There are also opportunities for people with different levels of education and skill sets.

  4. Contributing to the economy: Manufacturing contributes by creating products people need and providing jobs that support families and communities.

  5. Innovative industry: Manufacturing is constantly evolving, with new technologies and processes being developed to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance product quality. This makes it an exciting and innovative field to work in.

Manufacturing Matters!

Consider a career where you can make a difference. The Production and Manufacturing Institute gives you an opportunity to explore the industry.


Come join us - APPLY TODAY!

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