Manufacturing Technology

Manufacturing Technology

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in working with your hands and have a passion for solving problems? Using math and building things? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Manufacturing Technology program.

On the job, you will …

  • Read detailed drawings or files, such as blueprints, sketches, and those for computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)  
  • Set up, operate and disassemble manual, automatic and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools 
  • Monitor the feed and speed of machines 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Manufacturing Technology graduates go to work for manufacturing companies, or in plants or small machine shops. Manufacturing technicians detect malfunctions and ensure the quality of all products.

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Advanced Manufacturing training area, you can earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as:  

  •  American Welding Society (AWS)  
  •  National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers)  
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses  
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests  
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Tony D’Amato
Tony D’Amato
Tony D’Amato is the Manufacturing Technology instructor with Milwaukee Job Corps Center.