An Education That Works

An Education
That Works

Cardinal Mfg is much more than tech ed

Cardinal Manufacturing is a year-long two credit class which offers more than a standard classroom instruction. Students in this class gain the real life experiences of problem solving, running a business, and working in professional career roles. Students must apply to be part of this program and manufacturing employees have successfully completed both Metal Working I and II. The application process includes creating and submitting a resume, project portfolio, and a letter of recommendation. Once accepted, student participants are assigned a role that may include:

  • Quoting jobs
  • Ordering materials
  • Manufacturing parts
  • Quality control and inspections
  • Shipping product
  • Receiving product and materials
  • Invoicing
  • Teacher guidance helps assure the students' successCustomer service
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Maintaining work hours

Besides the great experience gained, the students receive a profit sharing check at the end of the school year based upon number of hours worked and other measurement tools. Only a portion of Cardinal Manufacturing earnings are paid to students after expenses and upcoming needs are covered. Most of the money earned supports the purchase of materials, equipment and facility needs to continually grow and improve Cardinal Manufacturing.