Forging Futures and Shaping Industries

The CTE Manufacturing program is designed for hands-on learners passionate about creation and design. From mastering fundamental skills to advanced Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, this class prepares students for thriving careers in today's advanced manufacturing facilities.

The curriculum covers manual and CNC machine operation, industrial blueprint reading, precision measurement, welding, and fabrication. With hands-on experience using machining centers, turning centers, and surface grinders, students oversee the entire manufacturing process, gaining proficiency in transforming raw materials into finished products.

This unique program not only focuses on machine operation but also delves into the intricacies of the manufacturing process, providing insights into maintaining systems, calibrating instruments, and collaborating with engineers to design innovative systems and products. 

With a focus on practical expertise and problem-solving skills, students emerge uniquely prepared for the workforce, proficient in machinery operation, and equipped to contribute to the creation of products that shape our world.


Sturgis High School


Jeff Wanamaker

Instructional Assistant:

Ray Swinsick

Student Organization:


Certifications Possible:


Who this class is for:

Students fascinated by understanding how things work, enjoy hands-on creation and design, demonstrate strong mechanical reasoning and problem-solving skills, and have the ability to read blueprints and turn them into tangible metal pieces.

 "Striving to bring back the past journeyman skills to the new generation of students today."