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The following sub-menu can be used to navigate within the CSAS Team web pages.

Manufacturing (CTE Career Cluster)

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

The pathway design sheets listed below include a list of the course options within each pathway and the competency profiles for each of those courses. These design sheets are good for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years unless otherwise noted.

Statewide Articulation Agreements

Statewide articulation agreements have been developed for all clusters. To see those available for this cluster's pathways, click on the following link.
Statewide Articuation AgreementsLink

Trade & Industry Instructor Newsletters

August 2012PDF
August 2013PDF
December 2012PDF
May 2012PDF
May 2014PDF

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
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979

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

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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