Manufacturing Education Series

Vol. 1 2013

A video series from Modern Machine Shop, the SME Education Foundation and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology describes careers in manufacturing. DVDs were sent to middle and high schools along with these discussion guides.

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feature does this teacher have the winning formula? Students making customer parts work semi-autonomously. They need three years of metalworking classes before they can qualify to be part of this program. Mr. Cegielski is seen here with Austin Harper. $500. During the school year ending in 2011, one ambitious student had put in so much extra time that his profit-sharing check surpassed $2,000. tHe First year Advancing the program to this point has taken time. Converting the high school class into a viable business that could reliably and consistently serve customers was a gradual process. The first year was hard, Mr. Cegielski says. To begin, he went begging to local businesses in Manufacturing Education Series search of equipment the shop was lacking—basic equipment the shop would need to begin functioning commercially. The program's earliest students made products not for customers, but for the program itself. They made workbenches, for example, and welding booths. Before the program The students in Cardinal Manufacturing perform highvalue work and participate in profit sharing. Students apply for the chance to be part of the program, and they are filtered through an interview process.

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