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Is Manufacturing for Me?

If you are creative and like to figure out how things work, an apprenticeship in manufacturing could be your next career move. Manufacturing apprentices use machines to transform various raw materials, such as metals and plastics, into new products. These products support companies in various fields like aerospace and defense, agriculture, automation, automotive, entertainment, food industry, medical and more.

With Utah’s expanding market, machinists and welders are in high demand. Starting as an apprentice, a career in manufacturing will allow you to use your creativity in a cutting-edge field. You will use the latest software and 3D CAD modeling to make parts using mills, lathes, grinders and other machines. Employers in the manufacturing industry are looking for good talent to fill open apprenticeship opportunities and train future industry leaders

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Pathways Available

Machinist Apprentice: Begin a supervised, entry-level position where you are taught the foundations of machining while on the job, including operating a machine, basic maintenance, using hand tools, reading prints, etc. \

Welding Apprentice: Work under a licensed journeyman to learn the skill of welding as well as how to understand blueprints, maintain equipment, inspect work pieces and oversee materials.

Apprenticeship Duration

2 - 4 years. Upon completion, you will receive industry recognized credentials and a nationally recognized certification from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Skills Needed

  • Strong work ethic
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Desire to learn new skills and technologies
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Detail-oriented
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Current Wages

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