Cluster Of The Week - Manufacturing
There are thousands of challenging educational and training opportunities within the high-skilled world of Manufacturing. Learners need a solid background in math, science and technical skills. Education and training can be obtained in high schools, technical colleges, two-year community colleges, four-year colleges/universities, apprenticeship programs and career technical schools/institutes. Students can gain knowledge and skills through coordinated workplace learning experiences such as site visits, job shadowing and internships. This diverse Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products. Careers also include related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering. Manufacturing employment is expected to increase as strong demand continues for high-tech electrical goods and pharmaceuticals.
According to South Carolina Dept. of Labor & Statistics the following jobs are the ones employers are hoping to fill and have the largest growth expectancy through 2018: Chemical Operators, Electronics Engineering Technology Technicians, Health and Safety Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Industrial Maintenance Technicians, Manufacturing Engineers Precision Machining Operators, Process/Systems Operators, Quality Engineers, Robotics Engineers and Techs.
This Cluster Contains The Following Pathways:
Health, Safety and Environmental Assurance
Logistics and Inventory Control
Maintenance, Installation and Repair
Manufacturing Production Process Development