Do you enjoy designing or building? Figuring out how things work and seeing results come to life? Do you like computers? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, manufacturing may be the perfect choice for you. There are a large number of manufacturing jobs available today and educating students, like you, is the start of a new beginning for manufacturing.

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund (WVMAEF) is excited to create a growing foundation for the future of the manufacturing industry. The Explore the New Manufacturing program helps students become aware of the opportunities available to them within the manufacturing industry. Schools, students and parents are encouraged to engage with manufacturers and learn about the many rewarding manufacturing employment opportunities available to the future workforce.


A wide range of careers exist in the manufacturing industry, each requiring various levels of education, skills, certifications and experiences. Explore the New Manufacturing was created to increase awareness of what’s available and the steps to get there.

Ready to get involved with Explore the New Manufacturing? Talk to your teacher to find out what opportunities are available, including presentations, plant tours and project experiences. Be sure to check out the resources and manufacturing statistics pages, and follow us on Facebook