STEM Education / Career Development

Manufacturing another career path: New program to give a post-grad alternative to Chicago-area high school students

By the Chicago Tribune

Feb 06, 2018

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Representatives with Chicago-area manufacturer Smalley Steel Ring reached out to officials at Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 with the idea for a new program that could cater to Lake Zurich High School students who are interested in a manufacturing career and who also may or may not be interested in attending college immediately after graduation, said Beth Slaughter, District 95 development coordinator.

The two groups ultimately partnered together to create the new Manufacturing and Technology program (MAT) for LZHS seniors, Slaughter said.

"Rising seniors who are hands-on learners and interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing and technology may benefit from this program," Slaughter said

Students in the program will be able to learn a variety of skills in manufacturing and technology while working with employees at Smalley.

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