The Williston Observer reported, "Businesses are seeking workers whose profile is different from that of decades past, when a high school diploma was enough. As robots take over much of the manual labor in factories, the new jobs being created tend to require computer and engineering skills and advanced training." Colleges adding programs in manufacturing is a great way to get students interested in the field. It is also great that younger generations with an interest in technology and education can bring their skills to manufacturing!
With vertical mills, lathes and flat screen monitors at their disposal, members of Vermont Technical College’s Fabrication Club are hard at work in Morrill Hall. Jacob Walker is stationed at a Dell computer working on a 3-D design for what will be a decorative stainless-steel maple leaf. To get from design to actual product involves using advanced computer software plus a waterjet, a traditional manufacturing machine. Walker, 19, is in the school’s two-year mechanical engineering program, a first step on the road to study manufacturing in the college’s new bachelor’s degree program. Read More