Donate to Explore the New Manufacturing

Explore the New Manufacturing’s goal is for middle school and high school students in Southwestern Pennsylvania to have meaningful interactions with manufacturing professionals, hands-on experiences in manufacturing facilities, and collect an abundance of knowledge on manufacturing in the area to encourage them to explore and see manufacturing as a possible career option for themselves. 

Last year Explore the New Manufacturing served 35 school districts across 12 counties and approximately 700 students.

Explore the New Manufacturing programs are continuously improving and innovating new ways to peak student interest in manufacturing careers

Every Explore the New Manufacturing program includes interactions with professionals currently in the manufacturing industry

All Explore the New Manufacturing programs are free for schools to participate

We work with companies and schools across the 12 counties of Southwestern Pennsylvania including: Armstrong, Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland.

What does your donation support?

Your generous donation helps us continue to  grow and support Explore the New Manufacturing programs including, but not limited to the following:

IMT Pre-Apprenticeship and Advanced IMT Pre-Apprenticeship

Manufacturing Innovation Challenge Program

WSCAM Middle School Video Contest

Click on the links above if you are interested in learning more about each of our K-12 programs that are offered to schools in our territory.

All donations to Explore the New Manufacturing go directly to supporting our student programs

Why should you donate?

Have your company logos on our website, on program marketing materials, at end of our student videos, and more!

Ability to engage with the future workforce by participating in the multitude of programs your donation is supporting

Explore the New Manufacturing is a Southwestern Pennsylvania effort led by the 501(c)3 organization Catalyst Connection. All financial donations are tax-deductible. 

Or Donate by Check

Make checks payable to: Catalyst Connection
Memo: Explore the New MFG Program Support
Mail to: 4501 Lytle Street, Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Note that Catalyst Connection is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your sponsorship will support our economic development mission for southwestern Pennsylvania. More information on Catalyst Connection can be obtained from our website at or from Guidestar R

Questions? Contact Scott Dietz