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.
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:
SPOKANE VALLEY (East Valley HS)
NEWPORT (Newport HS
CHENEY (Cheney HS)
CHATTAROY (Riverside HS)
Click on the button below to complete the application.
Applications will be available through the end of April for the Summer 2023 Program.
What is the Institute?
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 many employers, educators, and community partners committed to helping students gain opportunities to explore new career options. For those who are interested in launching a career in manufacturing, this can serve as a great preparatory step to get started.
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. Come
Meet Last Year's Partners
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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.
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...
Prototyping & Modeling
Intro to SolidWorks, 3D Printing
Production Planning & Demand
Marketing & Sales
Intro to Welding
Elements of Production
Applied Materials Planning
Hands-On Equipment, Tools, Machines
Full Production Environment
Field Trips to Local Manufacturers
Access to Special Scholarships
THIS YEAR WILL BE BETTER THAN EVER!!
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!