Raising Awareness of the Advanced Manufacturing Pathway

The Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Consortium Grant at Saddleback College has connected with 967 K-16 students since August 2016 through participation at over 40 outreach events in Orange County such as the Vital Link’s College & Career Nights, Manufacturing Week, and OCDE Annual Foster Youth College and Career Resource Fairs.  In addition, Saddleback College students toured manufacturing facilities of SpaceX, Herbalife Nutrition, Boeing, and IAC Industries to learn about career pathways available within those different industry sectors.  As a result of the increased awareness and interest, enrollment for Advanced Manufacturing courses at Saddleback College have now reached full capacity.

Serra High School students touring Saddleback College’s manufacturing lab and learning about 3D printing.