With about 47,600 job openings for welders projected each year until 2031, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it’s unsurprising that welders and manufacturing professionals are in high demand. This creative, hands-on field is booming as … Continue reading 4 Welding Applications You’ll Learn in Welding School
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining has revolutionized the manufacturing industry — and the jobs available within the field. Every year, CNC machines are used in more and more industries and factories, as they are cheaper, more accurate, and faster than … Continue reading Top 3 In-Demand Careers in CNC Machining
From technical schools to vocational institutes, workforce readiness programs to career colleges, there are many types of trade schools to consider for a career-centric education. Each type of trade school will vary depending on its curriculum, institution, program, and state. … Continue reading Types of Trade Schools [And Alternatives to Consider] for Manufacturing
Technology has changed every industry, including manufacturing. Construction and manufacturing workers no longer solely work with hard hats and safety vests in the field. They also work inside, in front of computers, using cleaner, more efficient, and more accurate Computer-Aided … Continue reading Why is Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Important to Manufacturing?
Assembly floors and manufacturing centers alike use Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines to produce goods created through a replicable, cost-effective, and efficient process. In today’s world, these machines are core pieces of technology for creating precision parts and products. While … Continue reading What is CNC Machine Automation?
How ENet Alumnus Brian Sullivan and Goodwin University Are Bringing New Possibilities to Park Street Over the past three years, Connecticut has experienced a significant shortage of Manufacturing professionals. In the field, approximately 11,000 open positions are currently waiting to … Continue reading Rewriting a Neighborhood Narrative
As the field of manufacturing evolves, industry leaders look to qualified professionals willing to rise to challenges and adapt to new technologies. A commonly used machine, Computer Numerical Control (CNC), helps to make many durable goods like aircraft, artificial joints, … Continue reading Five Types of CNC Machines You Should Know About
With the increasing use and rise of artificial intelligence (AI), automation, robotics, and other high-tech advancements, everything is “online.” The good news is that with this rise, professionals in technology, machining, hands-on, and creative work are creating more things than … Continue reading Alternative and Similar Careers to an Electrician
Flexible…Work from home…Hybrid…Remote… You may have heard these corporate buzzwords floating around your job or trending on social media — and with good reason — more people today are realizing the need for flexibility and (pardon the buzzword,) a better … Continue reading Building a Flexible Career: The Degrees You Should Consider
Are you interested in machinery and how things work? Do you enjoy understanding technical concepts and working with your hands? If so, you may be considering a career as a mechanic and attending a mechanic school. But you may be … Continue reading Mechanic School Alternatives
Manufacturing, machining, and other trade careers are in high demand. Skilled trades like these, including those carried out by mechanics, electricians, and HVAC technicians, are also highly valued in 2023. Even as the economy ebbs and flows, there will always … Continue reading HVAC School Alternatives
Today, trade school isn’t the only way you can prepare for an advanced manufacturing career. Over time, as traditional academics expanded, so have the elements of postsecondary technical education. Another manufacturing trade school option includes one notable and worthwhile alternative: … Continue reading Exploring Your Trade School Options? Alternatives for Aspiring Manufacturing Technicians
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers, and millwrights is projected to grow 14 percent between 2021 and 2031. This is much faster than the average for all occupations. Furthermore, … Continue reading How to Become an Industrial Maintenance Technician
Once believed to be a low-skill-level job with dangerous conditions, filthy factories, demanding labor requirements, and unsafe equipment, the manufacturing industry has transformed in recent decades. This is thanks to the rapid technological advancements in the field. Today, advanced manufacturing … Continue reading MythBusters: The Pros and Cons of Working in Manufacturing
Are you concerned about the future of your career? With the news reporting layoffs in some industries in recent months, it’s easy to wonder about your job security. While it’s impossible to predict the security of any job or field … Continue reading The Future of Work: The Most In-Demand Jobs of 2023 and Beyond
Welders fabricate and form metal products by compressing and using high heat to combine two separate parts into one. Once the welded material cools, a welding process called “fusion” occurs, merging the metals and creating a final product. Are you … Continue reading 4 Fundamental Welding Processes and Procedures [That Every Welder Must Master]
Manufacturing careers don’t always require a college degree or professional credentials, but as the industry evolves, so too are hiring standards. Today, many employers prefer to hire candidates with postsecondary education and/or advanced manufacturing certifications under their belts. In the … Continue reading What are the Best Manufacturing Certifications to Level Up a Career?
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is a recognized non-profit organization that’s dedicated to preparing the next generation of manufacturing workers. This organization has developed new industry standards, practical training frameworks, and credentialing opportunities for anyone looking to launch … Continue reading What is NIMS Certification? A Guide for Manufacturing Students