Welcome to the Explore Manufacturing Curriculum Tool!

The mission of the Advanced Manufacturing Sector Board is to provide students and parents the opportunity to learn about the amazing careers available in Advanced Manufacturing. The curriculum resources were developed to give users step-by-step instruction on how to fully use the portal to explore their strengths,  careers that match those strengths and local businesses that  have jobs in those careers.  This portal will allow you to take a O*Net career “self-assessment”, explore manufacturing opportunities (wages, qualifications, etc.), and find out about training and employment opportunities.

  1. Discover your strengths
  2. Pick your career #1
  3. Pick your career #2
  4. Pick your career #3
  5. Preparing for your career – high school
  6. Preparing for your career – post high school
  7. Student Report Template

Additional Resources

There are many resources available in the region to learn about opportunities in advanced manufacturing. You can contact one of our partner companies directly to see about career opportunities, attend some upcoming events, and explore the many careers on this website to learn more.

There are also apprenticeship opportunities available in Iowa – learn more here.

For more information on skills-based training or education opportunities email

Jump start your career and earn college credit “through an Academy” while in high school. To learn more go to

Explore earn and learn light manufacturing training opportunities.

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