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So how can you get in on this expansion of the clean, mean and "green" industries? By getting a "green" job that pays handsomely, of course you need a degree from universities like High Speed Universities.
We subcontract the manufacture of our complex short run parts. Recently one of our more competent Minnesota tool makers turned down one of our projects saying that it was too complex. We tried every other Minnesota source we could find, then Milwaukee, Michigan, California, and Toronto without luck. Ultimately we found a supplier interested in taking on the project. He analyzed the part, asked if he could make some minor changes to enhance manufacturability, then sourced.special materials to improve the part then delivered perfect first articles in two weeks which was 4 to 12 weeks faster than we would normally expect. The toolmaker is in, you guessed it, China. If the US wants manufacturing jobs, we are going to have to figure out how to compete with that.
Hmmmmm... Headline '...no college required'... article 'Last year, 400 firms, some from as far away as Pennsylvania, pestered Daigle about hiring the 14 graduates of the two-year machine tooling program at [b]Dunwoody College of Technology[/b] in Minneapolis'
Guilty as charged: Misleading headline. I wrote it with a four-year Bachelor's degree in mind.
"Most young people with the math, mechanical and computer skills needed to run those kinds of machines don't become machinists. They choose instead to attend college."
Going to Dunwoody is going to college!!!!!!
Thanks to Eric Wieffering for the upbeat article on careers in manufacturing in today's Star Tribune. And thanks to E.J. Daigle of Dunwoody College's Manufacturing Technology program for providing Mr. Wieffering with some accurate information about the bright future that awaits skilled workers.
I wonder what level of education that guy in China had.
would a machinist with a two year certificate have better lifetime employment prospects than somebody with a four year accounting degree?
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