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Manufacturing Pathway

Manufacturing Pathway

There is a shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing; the need and demand for this skillset is high. Many positions are going unfilled locally for welders, press brake operators, CNC machinists, and other related jobs in manufacturing. At Centennial High School, we are responding to the need to develop highly skilled people in the trades. The school's Manufacturing Pathway program will teach students skills the industry is looking for. The program supports student interest and gives them opportunities to explore career paths and options in the manufacturing industry. Updated manufacturing facilities with state-of-the-art equipment provide students with real-world experience and skill development for future employment.
The Manufacturing Pathway includes career-readiness courses in:
  • General Metals
  •  Metals Technology
  • Advanced Metal Technology
  • Cougar Manufacturing

Project Lead The Way

The manufacturing courses complement other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses currently offered at Centennial High School. Since 2014, the school has offered courses through Project Lead the Way, a leading national STEM program. Courses include:
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
The expansion of Manufacturing classes will only help students prepare for a successful future.

Together, We Can Do Great Things For Our Students!

Connections with our local industries coupled with donors in our community can help pave the way to preparing students for successful careers. If you are an individual or organization interested in becoming a partner, mentor, or making a donation to our program, please contact: Ben Fuller, assistant principal, Centennial High School, at or by phone at 763-792-5095.
The students in my classroom are excited about the many career paths and options available to them in manufacturing and the trades industry.--Andy Angell, Technology Education Teacher