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Manufacturing Industry

Today’s manufacturing companies invest in people, technology, infrastructure, and communities while focusing on improving processes to eliminate waste by using clean and green strategies.

  • Automotive—For those who crave involvement in making the latest cars, explore jobs and companies that are a great fit.
  • Work with the latest technology—The love of cars meets love of technology – advance your skills in both areas to be in the running for the best jobs.

Skills Needed

Today’s advanced manufacturing jobs are an exciting mix of technology and mechanics. Important skills include: Mechanics and technology—There is a lot of high-tech machinery in this industry, and it’s helpful to understand how machines work and are repaired and maintained Hand-eye coordination—if you’re the kind of person who likes to work with their hands, this may be a great industry for you Teamwork- Many jobs in this industry require that you work in teams, so having a team player attitude is helpful

Mechanical Maintenance

  • Maintenance & Repair Workers

  • Next Options

    1. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
    2. Industrial Machinery Mechanics

  • First-Line Supervisors


  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers

  • Electricians

  • First-Line Supervisors

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Institution Program Info
Hallmark University College of Aeronautics
Lamson Institute Electrician
Lamson Institute HVAC
Palo Alto College Engineering
Palo Alto College Industrial Technology
Platt College – STVT Automotive Service Technician
Platt College – STVT Combination Welding
Platt College – STVT Diesel & Heavy Truck Technician
Platt College – STVT HVAC & Basic Refrigeration
St. Philip’s College Advanced Manufacturing Technology
St. Philip’s College Air Conditioning & Heating
St. Philip’s College Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
St. Philip’s College Automated Industrial Process
St. Philip’s College Engineering
St. Philip’s College Manufacturing Operations Technician
St. Philip’s College Welding
The University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems
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