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Mission: To prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for continued education and, ultimately, a successful career in manufacturing, mechanical drafting, and skilled mechanical trades occupations.

The Manufacturing Pathways of Study enable students:

·         To obtain necessary skills through high quality classroom, laboratory, and field instruction

·         To earn professional certifications required for employment

·         To transition to postsecondary level institutions for additional education opportunities

If your school is considering developing a Manufacturing Pathway, the documents and resources on this page will guide you through the process and requirements.

Manufacturing Pathway Design Sheets with Competencies and Resources

Statewide Articulation Agreements

The state-wide articulation agreements are listed below by post-secondary institution. The name of the document includes the name of the post-secondary institution and the pathway addressed in the agreement. Click on the title of the document to open the document and examine the details of the agreement.

Trade & Industry Instructor Newsletters

Wage & Employment Information

The following documents highlight occupational outlook within the areas named in the title of the document based on the 2010-2020 Kansas Occupational Outlook Study and the 2012-2013 National Employment Occupational Outlook Handbook. Click on each title to open.


Peggy Torrens
(785) 296-2221

Deputy Commissioner
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-3951

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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