Students Create Parts for Paying Customers

A high school in Wisconsin runs its manufacturing vocational program as a business.

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A high school in Wisconsin runs its manufacturing vocational program as a business. Students make parts for paying customers. The program is thriving, cash flow is strong and local manufacturers can now hire recent graduates who already have experience in meeting customer demands.

 

Cardinal Manufacturing is a student run machine shop at the school district of Eleva-Strum. High school students learn entrepreneurship, problem solving, teamwork, communication skills and most of all, machining and welding skills.