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For Educators

Educators and counselors play an extremely important role in today’s economy!

You can help us align your students with technology career opportunities and grow the manufacturing economy in our region!


Why Manufacturing?

Manufacturers in the United States need to fill 4 million jobs by 2030, according to a workforce study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte. Manufacturing in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties remains the foundation of our regional economy. The three-county region accounts for $7.5 billion in annual shipments, a payroll of $805 million, employee benefits of $241 million and over 18,000 jobs. Average compensation in manufacturing jobs in the United States is $88,406 including pay and benefits. While manufacturing offers a great career opportunity, companies struggle to find the workers needed. We need to your help!

What Can You Do?

We need to work together to inspire more students in our region to enter manufacturing career opportunities. Here is how you can help us in this effort.

Work with us to tour your students and colleagues through local manufacturing facilities.
Participate in a Dream It Do It programs across the region such as the summer teacher program.
Set up a Dream It Do It club at your school.
Become a Dream It Do It champion.
Help us spread the word and be an advocate for careers in today’s advanced manufacturing.
Request a Dream It Do It presentation at your school.

What Resources Are Available?

Dream It Do It has worked with educators and manufacturers to put together programs and curricula to support Dream It Do It Clubs in area schools. We can help you get your club started today! Here are a variety of materials to help you start your club:

Who is going to get this done?

Supporting and growing our manufacturing sector will be achieved through private, public and educational partnerships such as Dream It Do It. We are all in this together and you can be part of the solution. By partnering with Dream It Do It, you have the opportunity to introduce your students to excellent career opportunities in the manufacturing sector. There are educational pathways available right here in the region that can help your students access affordable, high-quality education that leads directly to career.