After getting laid off from the oil rig job Justin Cornett worked for 13 years, he had to find a new career. “He found a 16-week retraining program where he learned to program the computer numerical control, or CNC, machines used in advanced manufacturing. He got a job at a Lockheed Martin factory nearby, and it paid even more than his old one.” CNC Machines and the Internet of Things can create rewarding, higher paying careers. They increase efficiency and the lifestyles of employees. This path is a great option for those without college degrees and the field is growing!
Justin Cornett’s story had been a 21st-century economic nightmare. He worked for 13 years on drilling rigs at a crude oil company near his home in Dorton, Ky. Then it halted production, and he was laid off. At 33, with two children and a mortgage, he couldn’t find a stable new job of the kind he had trained for, because all the oil and coal mining companies in the area were shutting down. Read More
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