When choosing a program at PMI, you may be considering what type of career paths are available after graduation. At PMI, we’ve put together the top jobs in each of our programs to provide you with an overview of the opportunities that are out there. Continue reading
Electro Mechanical Technology – Training for the Future of Manufacturing
In today’s global economy it is impossible to escape the need for computer-based automation. From traffic lights and cell-phones to hospitals and manufacturing facilities, modern technology has made us highly dependent on automated systems and computer-controlled machines.
In today’s modern age, nearly every industry relies on an Electro-Mechanical technology.
Electro-Mechanical technology refers to the automations of any system, machine, robot or mechanical instrument including power grids, motor controls and hydraulics. An Electro-Mechanical Technician is someone who understands the theories behind the technology and is trained to design, build and repair how systems integrate with robotics, pneumatics and different mechanisms that drive automation.
There is an increasing demand for skilled Electro-Mechanical Technicians because of advances in the modern world, a fluctuating economy, and industry trends: Continue reading
As baby boomers retire there will be a need for workers in the field of manufacturing. The problem is, how do we get young people interested in this field? Luckily the trend in technology is making careers in manufacturing more desirable. Those in the manufacturing field will have a variety of options and will obtain a variety of skills as well. Also because there will be a need to fill jobs in this field we can expect that there will be competitive benefits and wages offered. This will help attract the talent needed for this field.
What is a Welder?
Welding offers a wide range of career opportunities in many industries, such as manufacturing, transportation and logistics, construction, and oil and gas. There are various types of welding techniques that can be used by welders.
Mechatronic Engineers are highly skilled and needed in many industries including: manufacturing, healthcare, construction, oil and gas, and transportation and logistics. Each of these fields are rapidly growing as technology is advancing every day.
Computerized numerical control (CNC) machinists have a bright outlook for the future. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, CNC machinist careers plan to grow on average of 6% over the next eight years. This is due to the shortage of skilled workers in the manufacturing industry that are being projected.
There are a couple of reasons for the foreseen shortage of skilled workers. One of which is the need for more available vocational programs in high school, as well as post high school. Some have argued the fact that high schools need to offer more classes to introduce vocational training to students that do not plan on attending a four-year college after graduating. Vocational training offers the opportunity for high school graduates to obtain the necessary skills for a hands-on career. This is important because not everyone is interested in going the traditional academic route that a university offers.
What is PLC?
Precision Manufacturing Institute (PMI) offers training for several trades including: CNC Machinist, Electric Arc Welding Training, and Mechatronics Technology. These programs are taught by trained instructors and offer hands on training. The hands on training approach uses a system called a professional learning community.
Factory Floor Careers
If you are looking for a highly skilled technical career in the manufacturing industry, consider becoming a CNC machinist. CNC stands for computer numerical control, and refers to the control of machines on factory floors by way of computer. CNC machinists are needed to program, operate, and maintain computer operated machines. There are a few types of CNC machines, such as mills, lathes, and grinders. These machines are able to complete different types of work with precision unmatched by manual operation. Because of this computer controlled machines are widely popular with large manufacturing companies such as GE, Nesco, Aerotech, and Boeing.
Is Welding the Right Career for You?
Are you interested in a hands-on, specialized career with potential? If so, welding may be the career for you. Welders have a variety of career options. While manufacturing makes up for over half of the welding industry, you can also find welders in the construction field and in other servicing fields. Those with specialized training have the best chances at a successful and lucrative welding career. So don’t wait, enroll now in our welding training program so that you can take the first step in getting started in your welding career.
Recently it was announced that the employment rate has gone up. That is good news but there are still many individuals who are looking for a viable job. Perhaps you are one of the people who are working two jobs and still find yourself scrapping by. If this is you, have you given any thought to a new career? The industrial industry is a market that continues to grow and provide jobs that allow you to not just pay your bills but also have a life. Now some may fear switching careers will be a hassle and the training will take too long. Fortunately, a welding career offers a newcomer a short welding training program. In addition, a career in welding offers travel opportunities, job variety, and ample open positions.
- Training – Typically welding training can take up to a minimum of seven months. Upon earning a welding certification the transition to securing a job is usually quick. Of course, there are opportunities to garner more training and certifications in specialties such as welding inspection. As an entry level welder, you can expect to earn a median annual salary close to $40k.
- Job Variety – As a welder the opportunities to work on different projects in a variety of locations is endless. If you have a penchant for the open seas you might consider working offshore on an oil rig. Working on an oil rig also offers a bit more flexibility to travel on your private time while also providing a plethora of perks not offered in other job sectors. Other job sectors, where welders are in high need, include construction, manufacturing, and wholesale trade. Overtime is often available which can also enhance your total earning potential.
So if you are determined, disciplined, focused, and a hard worker than a career in welding may be for you. Contact PMI today to discuss your options.