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What are your big plans after graduation?

Some of you know the answer. Awesome! Go for it.
Some of you have an idea but aren’t sure where to start.
Some of you have no idea, and have yet to discover what you’re passionate about. It’s ok!

Project G.R.I.L.L…

allows students to explore a career in manufacturing through hands-on real world learning and implementation. They experience the full range of production from design, project management, and fabrication to finishing, assembly, testing, quality control, and marketing. In addition, all students can earn up to 3 credits at Lakeshore Technical College (LTC), for first and second year of participation. These credits are valued at nearly $800 for 2 years of participation. One student per school will receive a $1,000 scholarship good towards any accredited secondary schooling.

Start your search with a Project G.R.I.L.L. This will give you the opportunity to explore and have hands on experience so you can figure out what you like or don’t like. Some Project G.R.I.L.L. opportunities include programming robots (Maintenance Tech), to being in charge of the budget (Finance), to graphic design (Marketing), to building equipment (Engineering) to name just a few.

Opportunities in Wisconsin Manufacturing

Wisconsin ranks 5th in the US with 19.1% of its Gross State Product coming from Manufacturing.
Manufacturers in Wisconsin account for over 19 percent of the total state output, employing over 16 percent of the state workforce.
Manufacturing compensation is more than $24,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state.

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Project Leader
– leads entire project, assigns responsibilities for teams, schedules meetings with High School and Sponsor representatives, monitors deadlines
Design Team Leader
– leads design engineers to produce grill designs and monitors deadlines
Design Engineers
– develop concept of product, produce accurate drawings for manufacturing
Finance Team Leader
– leads purchasers, meets with Engineering group for project costing, schedules material purchases and monitors deadlines
Purchasers
– find affordable supplies and research components
Manufacturing Team Leader
– leads group and monitors deadlines
Fabricators
– fabricate parts from prints for assembly
Welders
– weld components together
Finishers
– finish aesthetics and test grill for fit and functionality(all movable parts)
Documentation/Marketing Team Leader
– leads group and monitors documentation and presentation deadlines
Documentation Assistants
– edit project log book: pictures, power points, instruction manual
Marketing Assistants
– develop marketing concept and materials (pictures, flyers, video, etc.)

Get your G.R.I.L.L. on!

Ask your office our guidance counselor if your high school is participating in Project G.R.I.L.L. If your school is not signed up, print out the School Application, and give to your principal or teacher. Or feel free to contact us by clicking here.