May Tech Byes 2016


Advanced Manufacturing Is Not A Job Killer, It's A Job Creator

New jobs also will be created – and that on balance there should be more new jobs than lost jobs . But the new jobs will require different skills. And many of today’s industrial workers don’t have those skills. Click here for full story

Manufacturing Jobs Recession Drags On but Wages Surge

April's performance represented the sector's first monthly improvement since January… the sector's wages jumped by 0.70 percent in April over March's upwardly revised level, and by 3.02 percent year on year. Click here for details

The $400 Billion Industry That Could Make 3-D Printing Explode

The commercial aircraft manufacturing industry is embracing 3-D-printed airplane parts in a big way. Click here for details


Manufacturing touted as good career choice

Manufacturers and schools that offer skills training are still batting the perception that jobs in the field are low-paying and outdated. While the U.S. has lost significant manufacturing jobs to lower-cost countries such as Mexico and China, U.S. firms are focused on producing higher-value products, which in turn are enabling them to offer better wage. Click here for details


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Name: Ryan Taylor
Program: PLC Technician II

Ryan Taylor is an Electrician at Georgia Pacific and oversees the day-to-day production of lumber products. He enrolled in the PLC Technician II Certificate program “as it was a well-balanced program that helped to reinforce theories that I was familiar with and helped me gain knowledge in concepts where I wanted more information.  In my current role, I now use SLC 500, PLC5 and RSLogix 5000/studio daily to troubleshoot problems or program improvements.’

‘While my core responsibilities have not changed I did receive a raise after I received my Certificate.’