Career Development / STEM Education

Student-run businesses address manufacturing skills gap

By the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jun 07, 2016

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Targeting the skills gap in manufacturing, some Wisconsin high schools have launched for-profit businesses that give students experience in areas such as product design and metal fabrication.

One of those student-run businesses is Husty Heavy Manufacturing, at Hustisford High School, which is gearing up to do work for area companies.

The projects could be something simple like cutting, grinding and sanding metal parts for a manufacturer. However, the work also could include creating custom products using 3-D printers.

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