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APPLICATION
Manufacturing Institute
3-Week Program

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2024 Summer Program

APPLICATION FORM

PRIMARY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must meet the following requirements to be eligible to be considered for the program:

  • Incoming Junior or Senior in High School 

  • First-time candidate (no repeating the program)

  • At least 16 years old by the program start (July 8, 2024)

  • Must commit to attend all sessions of the program

  • Must have transportation to and from the program location for on-time daily arrival and departure.

  • Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and desire to explore careers in manufacturing. 

NOTE: This is for the 3-week immersive program for rising high school Juniors and Seniors (2024/25). Programs will be held at East Valley HS (Spokane Valley) and Newport HS. If you want the 1-week Trades Week program for other age groups and locations, click here

Questions?

Please contact Support@ManufacturingInstitute.net

2024 Application Form for the Production & Management Institute

Please complete the following application with as much detail as possible. Candidates are selected based on several criteria, so the more information you provide, the better we can match qualified candidates. See detailed instructions, terms, conditions, and other information contained below and throughout the website. If you need assistance completing this application, please reach out to your high school CTE Director. First round of applications is due midnight, June 7, 2024, or when program limits are filled for each site. 

Do you foresee any limitations that might require consideration for asistance or accommodation to facilitate your participation in the Institute?

AREAS OF INTEREST

The 2024 Manufacturing Institute may have locations and teams specifically dedicated to industry concentrations such as welding, engineering, and business management (e.g., marketing and sales). To help us plan, please indicate your level of interest in the following areas. 

General Manufacturing
No Interest/ Unsure Some InterestKind of InterestedSome InterestVery Interested
Welding
No Interest/ Unsure Some InterestKind of InterestedSome InterestVery Interested
Business / Sales
No Interest/ Unsure Some InterestKind of InterestedSome InterestVery Interested
Construction
No Interest/ Unsure Some InterestKind of InterestedSome InterestVery Interested
Engineering
No Interest/ Unsure Some InterestKind of InterestedSome InterestVery Interested
Other Production Area
No Interest/ Unsure Some InterestKind of InterestedSome InterestVery Interested

EXPERIENCE

Please identify your level of experience in the following areas (this helps us in making team assignments):

Experience with Hand Tools
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Used Them OccasionallyI Am Proficient
Experience with Power Tools
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Used Them OccasionallyI Am Proficient
Experience with Large Tools
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Used Them OccasionallyI Am Proficient
Building Projects from Plans
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Used Them OccasionallyI Am Proficient
Reading Blueprints, Plans
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Used Them OccasionallyI Am Proficient
Welding Metals using Mig, Tig, etc.
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Used Them OccasionallyI Am Proficient
Experience in a Wood or Metal Shop
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Used Them OccasionallyI Am Proficient
Experience with Engineering or Math Concepts used in Manufacturing
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Used Them OccasionallyI Am Proficient

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Please identify your level of experience in the following areas (this helps us in making team assignments):

Teamwork (working in a team)
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Worked In Them OccasionallyI Work in Teams Regularly
Team Leadership (I lead teams)
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Led Them OccasionallyI Lead Teams Regularly
Verbal Communication
Poor - I don't do wellNot Well - I need help I'm Alright - I can do betterI'm OK at Communicting with Others VerballyI Communicate Well with Others Verbally
Interpersonal Interaction
Poor - I don't engage with others easilyNot Easily - I need help to be a part of the group I'm Alright - I will be a part if others invite meI'm OK at engaging as a part of the teamI usually start the party to make sure the entire team feels a part of the group
Problem Solving
Poor - I get frustrated easily with problemsNot Well - I need help breaking down problemsI'm Alright - I can figure things outI do well bringing people together to figure out tough problemsThe best answers lie within the team. I collaborate with others.
Conflict
Poor - I hate conflict and refuse to deal with it.Not Well - I would rather avoid it than work through it.I'm Alright - I can work through it. I Do OK - I'll deal with it.I recognize that conflict happen in every situation. It's part of the process.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Please identify the following. Data will be used only for informational purposes and will not negatively impact applicant consideration. . (The Production and Management Institute is committed to a diverse opportunity for all participants free from harassment and discrimination based on gender, race, color, national origin, belief, identity, etc.)  

Applicant Gender
Applicant Race/Ethnicity
T-Shirt Size

Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

General Terms & Conditions

The following include some of the general terms and conditions applicable to candidates and participants of the Production and Management Institute (“The Institute” or “The Manufacturing Institute”). We have done our best to outline program guidelines and conditions within the following overview and throughout the website. However, should you have any questions, please contact us at: support@manufacturinginstitute.net.

 

Below are the general terms, conditions, and guidelines for applying to and participating in the Institute program, which are subject to change without notice.

 

  • By applying to the Institute, the applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to the following responsibilities by the candidate if they are accepted to the program:

 

  • The applicant agrees to attend all regular Institute sessions on time and for the full period of each day. Generally, absences are not allowed. Any necessary absence (full or partial) must be communicated to the onsite instructor before the absence and should be arranged only for emergencies.

 

  • The applicant must practice honesty, punctuality, a cooperative attitude, safety, proper grooming and dress, and willingness to learn throughout the program.

 

  • The applicant agrees to report all concerns and problems to the site instructor promptly to allow for issues to be addressed appropriately.

 

  • The applicantagrees to log all hours of work and activity per instructions. 

 

  • The applicant agrees to abide by all rules and regulations regarding the program, work environment, and related areas and functions.

 

  • The applicant agrees to complete and submit necessary forms upon acceptance, such as assurance of accident insurance, consent to treatment, student transportation agreement, non-discrimination/harassment agreement, etc.

 

  • Applicant agrees to maintain satisfactory performance and progress in the program.

 

  • The applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s) ensure transportation for on-time attendance to the program location each day (including on-time pick-up at the end of each day’s program).

 

  • The applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to use program transportation to and from field trips to local businesses and locations.

 

  • The applicant agrees to report any onsite accidents or illnesses to the onsite instructor immediately and comply with all instructions provided by the instructor or other authorized staff member.

 

  • The applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s) allow the onsite instructor and program administrators to discuss progress, concerns, and related information about the program.

 

  • The applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s) understand that the program and related work will be conducted in an actual working environment and that this is not a school program. While we do our best to ensure the best experience possible, participants acknowledge they may work with others who may not have had the same background screening or training as professional educators.

 

  • The applicant understands that the Institute simulates a real production environment. Participants are expected to engage in full workdays, including ongoing production operations. They will be afforded a meal period and regular breaks. However, some learning comes from operating in a simulated live work environment.

 

  • The applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s) understand and are fully aware of the special risks and/or dangers inherent in participating in this activity. Learning and activities are held in a shop environment and live-work environments. While precautions have been taken to ensure participant safety, there is no way to eliminate all risks.

 

  • The applicant agrees to comply with the rules of the corresponding school district (per the participant’s assigned location) and all partner sites for field trips (e.g., companies, colleges, etc.).

 

  • The applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s) understand that The Institute is an independent program run in collaboration with schools, businesses, and other partners. It is not, however, a school program. While the Institute uses school facilities, participants are subject to independent rules and guidelines outside typical school district oversight.

 

  • The applicant agrees to abide by set standards and actively participate throughout the program. The participant also understands that failure to abide by program guidelines, actively participate, engage with teams, contribute to team outcomes, or otherwise satisfactorily progress throughout the program may result in dismissal. Participants who do not complete the program in its entirety may not receive designated rewards.

 

  • The applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to indemnify and hold all parties associated with the Production and Manufacturing Institute harmless from any and all claims, injuries, damages, losses, or suits. This may include (but not be limited to) attorney fees and other costs arising from injuries and damages caused by each party’s negligence.

 

  • All parties assure compliance with state and federal guidelines and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and harassment involving any employee, volunteer, or student based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sensory/mental/physical disability, or other protected class status.

 

  • The applicant understands that Wagstaff, Inc. will request permission to use their image in promotional and educational videos, print publications, online communications, and other promotions as needed if accepted. These will be used in promoting workforce development, primarily among K12 programs. Additional forms will be provided upon acceptance.

 

  • If accepted, the applicant understands that they will voluntarily participate in the Institute program. They further understand that they may receive rewards, prizes, and materials for their participation that may or may not be subject to taxation. Participants and parents are encouraged to seek advice from tax professionals if they have questions. Participants are considered voluntary participants in the program but not employees.

  • The applicant understands that any high school credit offered by the Institute is available to East Valley School District students. Other schools may make credits available. Participants should contact their locations and individual school districts for more information.  

  • If individuals are accepted into the program, they will receive additional information, including additional forms that participants and their parent(s)/guardian(s) may be required to complete.

 

  • The applicant understands that these terms and conditions may be updated from time to time, either with or without notification. The applicant and participant are encouraged to review the terms and conditions regularly to ensure the most up-to-date information.

 

Should you have any questions, please email us at any time: support@manufacturinginstitute.net.

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