Does This School Have the Formula for Manufacturing Education?

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.

High school vocational manufacturing programs have a cost problem. Teaching math, English or history does not require investments in capital equipment. Teaching machining and welding does.

This story tells how Eleva-Strum Central High School in Strum, Wisconsin solved the problem and turned their program into a success story.