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!
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
• 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.