About Us






Hands on Careers was formed by the Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturing Alliance (CWIMMA) to educate youth on careers and educational opportunities in the fabricating and manufacturing trades, while also discussing job market, cost of education, career stability, skilled worker shortages, earning potential and how fun the jobs are.

CWIMMA is an action based alliance of manufacturers whose sole purpose is to assist in actively building a robust pipeline of people with these skills. The single largest challenge that fabricating and machining companies in Central Wisconsin face in growing their business is an on-going and projected lack of available skilled Welders and Machinists.


CWIMMA Members Include: