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Welding ● Machining ● Engineering ● Production ● Aerospace ● Business More   

Participants experience a 3-week program that covers all aspects of production and manufacturing.  We deliver an intensive team-based opportunity that lets them understand the inner workings of the business, production, operations, sales, and more.


Explore Careers in Engineering, Welding, Machining, Design, Aerospace, & More!

When you think of "manufacturing," it usually depends on your familiarity with a specific part of the industry. There are so many careers and functions that go into the industry you may not even know about. From design and engineering to production and testing, and everything in between...


What if you could have a chance to

"try it out" to see if you like it?

We'll give you a hands-on experience! We won't make you welders, machinists, or managers. But we will give you a chance to try it all out...see if you like it. 

The Basics

  • 3-Week Intensive Program Exploring Manufacturing Careers

  •  High School Credit Offered

  • Stipend for Full Completion

  • Exclusive Tours of Manufacturing Facilities

  • Design, Create, Manufacture & Sell Your Product as a Team

  • See, Learn, and Do Every Step of the Process—Inside and Out!

  • Mentor with Engineers, Welders, Designers & More!

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Some of the Areas We Cover...

  • Product Development

  • Product Design & Basic Drafting

  • Shop Production

  • Intro to Engineering in Production

  • Production Planning

  • Demand Management

  • Quality and Process Improvement

  • Customers - How to Find Them

  • Sales & Marketing Your Products

  • Intro to Welding, Machining, & More


Your team will design, make, produce, & sell products from start to finish...all while learning how manufacturing is done in different environments. 

Other Perks

  • Visit local manufacturers to see how they make and deliver products.

  • Introduction to Welding - What some call "the best day" of the Institute where we spend the day allowing participants to try out different types of welding. 

  • Hear from experts in their fields.

  • Sales events!! See the end result of your hard work.

  • Free t-shirts, takeaways, and lots of food.

  • You don't pay for this...we provide you with a stipend. 


What Is The Institute?

Our Story

The Production and Manufacturing Institute began with a vision - to inspire young men and women to become inspired as they explore the thrill of careers in advanced manufacturing. 

We know that manufacturing is awesome. America was built on inventiveness, entrepreneurship, and a spirit driven by building things. Our ability to create sets us apart as a country, and many kids can succeed in careers where they can be inventive, and productive, and do things with their hands. 

Unfortunately, we do not have enough programs to provide immersive experiences that allow kids to learn about these opportunities. We talk about advanced manufacturing, but until kids see and feel they can "do cool stuff," they'll never know just what is possible. 

The Institute is built around the opportunity to expose high school kids to endless possibilities in the trades. We cannot make them better technicians in just 3 weeks. However, they will gain new skills as we teach them about functions related to the entire operation from the customer through design, planning, production, quality, marketing, sales, distribution, and customer service. 

They also gain strengths in teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, hard work, and more. This life-changing opportunity allows us to let kids be kids as they dive in, get stuff done, and experience what it's like to be in a real work environment, making real products and having a real manufacturing experience. 

Read on if you want to learn more about how we became who we are and what we have in store for the future.....

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