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This year's  Institute is making things happen!

We don't just talk about MANUFACTURING...

We place our participants in the middle of it!

The Production and Manufacturing Institute is all about the experience. A company is more than just its products. Many moving parts, processes, and people make it all happen. Our Institute members have experience working in teams, creating solutions, setting up manufacturing processes, and selling end products. 


Why Talk About It When You Can Experience It?

The Production and Manufacturing Institute graduated 60 students from 4 locations. We operated four academies running from Spokane Valley, Newport, Riverside, and Cheney as students manufactured 13 products. 

More will come as we report the final numbers and results, but what an amazing group of young adults who showed that they will rise to expectations and exceed boundaries!



60 STUDENTS made it to graduation and received stipends for their efforts. They will also earn CTE credit for their work over the past 3 weeks. 

What is the Institute?


We aren't selling products now, but check out what they made during the Institute...

Come see our lines of...











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Thank You!

From the Class of 2023

Incredible outcomes!!

60+ participants

4 production sites

Many Sponsors 

13 products


We made history with new products and innovative outcomes. Thanks for your support. More to come!


Meet the Institute


(East Valley HS)


(Newport HS)


(Cheney HS)


(Riverside HS)


The Program

The Institute is a 3-week intensive program where students experience the full Production and Manufacturing environment. You're 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 whole 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!

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Sponsors make a difference and allow us to keep the program going.
Thanks to our Gold, Diamond, and Platinum Sponsors


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 Approach

  • Intro to Manufacturing Processes

  • Production Planning & Demand

  • Marketing & Sales

  • Intro to Welding 

  • Machining Basics

  • Elements of Production Operations

  • Quality Control

  • Team Leadership

  • Applied Materials Planning

  • Hands-On Equipment, Tools, Machines

  • Full Production Environment

  • Field Trips to Local Manufacturers

  • Access to Special Scholarship to Valley Chamber Foundation to Eligible Participants

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.


Expansion 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?

Stay Tuned for Outcomes

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Two Technicians Working On Machine


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.

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