Instructional Video

Career Connections | Machinist

If you like to work with your hands, make the parts that make machines run, be precise, and work with computers, a career as a machinist might be for you. A short video introduces viewers to how machinists turn chunks of metal and plastic into complicated machine parts.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange for interested learners to visit a local machine show
  • Ask class members to select several videos from the career series that interests them, and after watching the videos report their findings to the rest of the class during a career-focused unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the PBS Career Connections series
  • Stresses the importance of math skills and precise work
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