Baron Advanced Manufacturing (BAM) is a collaborative program for upcoming DeKalb High School juniors and seniors that connects students and adults with local manufacturing companies. Our manufacturing partners provide our students with real-world experiences in manufacturing processes and technologies. Paid internships are available for seniors in the program and all students will learn manufacturing fundamentals such as operations, safety, and blueprint reading as well as interpersonal skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving to lead to a successful career.
Students participating in BAM will gain technical, hands-on experience to allow them to explore if manufacturing is a part of their future career while still in high school. Students will have the ability to directly enter the workforce with the necessary skills to be successful. Students who complete BAM as juniors and seniors will earn 15 dual credit hours from Ivy Tech Community College, and students will earn multiple industry-recognized certifications such as OSHA-10, MSSC, and SACA.
Baron Advanced Manufacturing has partnerships with In-Mac, Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, Rathburn Tool & Manufacturing, Charleston Metal Products, Metal Technologies, Rieke, and Auburn Manufacturing.