Blog — applied engineering
With more than half of U.S. skilled trades workers over the age of 45, it is important to look at the future of manufacturing. Over the next decade, it is predicted that nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be added while 2 million of those are expected to go unfilled. As manufacturing processes and machinery become progressively digital, the knowledge to smoothly run a factory is more important than ever. High school diplomas no longer meet the requirements for many factories. “In our factories, there’s a computer about every 20 or 30 feet,” said Eric Spiegel, who recently retired as...
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