Central Wisconsin Manufacturers Alliance
Metal Mania is a partnership between CWIMA and Mid State Technical College. The program has multiple levels and is open to any high school student of any age.
We expose students to short-term, innovative, summer classes, allowing them to earn 8 college credits each summer, that transfer into 23 related career paths. They discover curriculum as machining, solid modeling, print reading, applied math, reverse engineering, and many other STEM-related activities.
What makes it better? It's free to all students, allowing anyone to take part.
Metal Masters Quest is a collaborative partnership between CWIMA and Northcentral Technical College (NTC). The program allows high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to complete machining courses at NTC to build the foundation needed to work at area businesses and be successful in education.
This program allows students to get hands-on work experience and classroom experience. Students also receive both Youth Apprenticeship Credits and Registered Apprenticeship Credits at no cost.
The Milestone Project is a collaborative partnership between CWIMA and Northcentral Technical College (NTC). CWIMA received funding from this project from area foundations.
We design the program to provide a free opportunity to graduating seniors each summer, with barriers to employment (socioeconomic, disabilities, etc). Students attend a 12-week class and earn 12 college credits. Students work 20 hours a week for CWIMA Members and earn a livable wage and attend NTC for 20 hours per week.
Upon graduation, we offer students the opportunity to continue their education or full-time employment.
Courses include Financial Literacy, Math, Print Reading, Machine Tool, and Welding related instruction.
Thank You to The Alexander, Dudley, Dwight Davis, Greenheck, and Wausau Community Foundations.