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PMI Trades Week
1-Week Program


2024 Summer Program



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

  • Age 12 by the start of the program (July 15, 2024)

  • First-time candidate (no repeating the program)

  • Specific grade preferences may vary by location. 

  • 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 application is for the 1-week PMI Trades Week, an introductory program specifically focused on students age 12+ (typically up to age 15). If you want the flagship Production and Manufacturing Institute program (the 3-week program for incoming Juniors and Seniors), click here.


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2024 Application Form for the Trades Week

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 20, 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?


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 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
Experience in a Wood or Metal Shop
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
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 with Engineering or Math Concepts used in Manufacturing
No ExperienceHardly Any ExperienceSome ExperienceI've Used Them OccasionallyI Am Proficient


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

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General Terms & Conditions

The following include some of the general terms and conditions applicable to candidates and participants of the Production and Management Institute (PMI) Trades Week. 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:


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 their 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. Absences are not generally 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 a willingness to learn throughout the program.


  • The applicant agrees to report all concerns and problems to the site instructor promptly so that issues can be addressed appropriately.


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


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


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


  • The applicant agrees to 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).


  • Applicant and parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to the use of program transportation to and from program 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 allows the on-site 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, a part of the 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 in live-work environments. While precautions have been taken to ensure participant safety, there is no way to eliminate all risks.


  • The applicant understands this is an independent program that collaborates 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 participates throughout the program. 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. 


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


  • The applicant understands that they will participate in the program voluntarily if accepted. They further understand that they may receive rewards, prizes, and materials for their participation. Such items are not guaranteed and should not be expected.


  • 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 contact us at any time by email:

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