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STUDENTS

“I was going to go down the path of engineering and decided to steer my focus towards machining. I enjoy making things with my hands more than I did just modeling them on a computer.”

–Trent Oswald

Project MFG National Winner | Integrated Manufacturing 2020 Danville Community College

“It was kind of intimidating going in because I knew I would probably be one of the few women in the field. Once you get into it there’s nothing physical about welding. SO much of it is mental, fine motor skills, that kind of stuff. I’m always trying to get more women into the field.” 

–Kennedy Chapa

Project MFG National Finalist | Integrated Manufacturing 2020 Tennessee College of Applied Technology

“If you try hard enough, you can do anything. I came in here and learned more than I ever thought of. Do what you love.” 

–Caitlin Cain

Project MFG National Finalist | Integrated Manufacturing 2020 Tennessee College of Applied Technology

SCHOOLS

“There is a common misconception that if you don’t go to a four-year university then you are destined to be poor the rest of your life. That is so far from the truth.

We do have obstacles when it comes to getting youth involved in these types of career fields. You think about a kid in that’s in elementary or middle school they’ve heard of a doctor, police officer, fire fighter, but they’ve never heard of a machinist, a welder, or a metrologist.” 

–Jeremiah Williams

Integrated Machining Technology Director Danville Community College

Share Your Story with Project MFG

We want to hear from you. Add your voice to the conversation and be part of the movement to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Please share your story in a short online video by clicking the Share button and answering any or all of these four questions through our video recording platform.

  1. Why are the skilled trades important to you?

  2. How did you get involved in the skilled trades?

  3. Why do you believe in the work and mission of Project MFG?

  4. What do you see for the future of the skilled trade industries?

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