Young Metalworking Students Trained on Sharp Machining Centers

High school students working as welders, fabricators, machinists, etc., might not be a common sight, yet this is exactly what can be found in the Hurley High School manufacturing program in Wisconsin. Operating out of the Hurley High School Technology Education Department is Northwoods Manufacturing, a student-run business that aims to teach students about careers in manufacturing while giving them real-world and hands-on manufacturing experience. 

"Northwoods Manufacturing processes all work projects quickly and accurately. Teaching and learning is our main priority," said Jacob Hostettler, Metals Teacher, who along with Roger Peterson, Woods Teacher, spearheads the program.

The students produce all of the products sold by Northwoods Manufacturing, which range from small wooden turned pens, products produced on a CNC router, a variety of metal fabrication jobs, welding projects and machined parts on a CNC machining center. (more)