What is Manufacturing?

Manufacturing can generally be described as taking the resources that we have and using them to create a product. The pathways that are included in this cluster include those that work developing the processes for manufacturing, those that actually produce the products, and those that maintain and repair the products after they are produced. Some of the jobs in this cluster can be attained with minimal levels of formal education. Most will require at least a high school diploma. Many of the more skilled positions also require the completion of a two-year college program and/or on-the-job training. Of course there are some positions in this cluster (e.g., engineering) that will require the completion of a four-year college program.