Yankton Manufacturing & Entrepreneurial Academy

About the course

During this two-week, 80-hour academy, learn to weld, use lathes and mills, and gain an introduction to computer-aided drafting (CAD) using Solidworks software and 3-D printers.

Tour local manufacturing plants and meet local entrepreneurs.

Develop teamwork and leadership working in teams to:

  • Brainstorm products
  • Create business plans
  • Follow manufacturing process from concept to product

When is this course offered? 

Dates to be announced for summer 2019.

Cost to attend

Free to attend.


Must be student entering grades 9-12 in fall 2019.

  • Students who complete the academy earn .5 credit from their high school (if approved by their school district).
  • Students may be eligible to receive 1 elective credit from Mitchell Technical Institute.
  • Lunches and snacks will be provided for students.
  • Students should wear jeans with out holes or frays, closed-toe shoes, pull back long hair, and refrain from wearing cologne, perfume or hair spray.
  • Attendance, positive behavior, and respect for personnel and property are important.
  • A Recognition Ceremony will be held on the final Friday. Families and the public are invited to attend.

Important Details


Future opportunities: June 2019