Grossmont Union High School District

Manufacturing career pathway logo

From cars to contact lenses, lipstick to bicycles this industry sector creates some of the best products and highest paying skilled jobs in the workforce. While some manufacturing jobs are declining, high-tech manufacturing is hard at work creating products to solve many of today’s most challenging problems. Because robots and automation take care of the repetitive work, today’s manufacturing employees have more challenging and interesting job assignments. No matter which one gets you fired up, you can turn your skill and creativity into a great career!

Is this Industry a Good Match for You?

Is this Industry a Good Match for You?

Are you...

  • Curious about how things work?
  • At ease in the mechanical world?
  • Creative?
  • Good at math?

Do you...

  • Like to work with your hands?
  • Follow assembly instructions?
  • Enjoy computer/ technical magazines?
  • Grasp how complicated equipment works?
Manufacturing Pathways Offered in GUHSD

Manufacturing Pathways Offered in GUHSD

Product Innovation and Design

The Product Innovation and Design pathway provides students with an understanding of the design and manufacturing technologies common to careers in the fields of product design and manufacturing. Representative topics include the product design and development process, the principles of design, computer aided design, fabrication and manufacturing processes, sustainability, and the principles of business, entrepreneurship, and global design.
 
Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
  • Commercial/Industrial Designer
  • CAD Designer
  • Model Maker
  • Product Developer
This pathway is available at the following GUHSD sites: Santa (D-FAB Academy), West Hills 
Santana High School MascotWest Hills High School wolfpack mascot
 

Welding  

The Welding pathway provides students with an understanding of manufacturing processes and systems common to careers in welding and related industries. The following pathway standards are based on, but not limited to, well established American Welding Society (AWS) EG2.0 Guidelines for the Entry Level Welder. Representative topics include the interpretation and layout of welded and assembled-part prints, cutting, mechanical bonding, joining, cohesive bonding, adhesive bonding, and mechanical fastening.
 
Sample occupations associated with this pathway:
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Sales
  • Welders, Cutters, and Fitters
  • Welding Inspector/Welding Engineer
This pathway is available at the following GUHSD sites: El Cajon Valley
El Cajon Valley