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Jan 30
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Where the Jobs Are – The New Blue Collar – USA Today

Joseph Poole will make more than $100,000 in wages and overtime by the end of the year.The 21-year-old works in what looks like NASA’s mission control, monitoring the manufacturing process at Chevron Phillips petrochemical plant in Houston. Poole didn’t get the job with the engineering degree he originally considered. Instead, Poole landed it with a […]

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Jun 8
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CNC Certification – Your Next Big Career Step

CNC machines (Computerized Numerical Control) are machine tools controlled by a specialized computer. They come in a wide range of types: mills, lathes, plasma cutters, drills, and more. Almost every machine tool used in manufacturing has a CNC variant. What Is CNC? CNC stands for Computerized Numerical Control. CNC allows for the efficient and cost-effective […]

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Jun 8
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What is Mechatronics, and How Can It Brighten Your Future?

A melding of science and technology, Mechatronics is considered one of the most dynamic and fastest growing fields in manufacturing.  – TryEngineering.org What Is Mechatronics? Mechatronics is a blend of engineering disciplines, such as mechanical, electronic, electric and computer science. All are brought together to simplify and improve manufacturing and development. How Is Mechatronics Used? […]

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May 28
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180 Skills Powers Army Advanced Manufacturing CNC Skills Education

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2015 Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov | Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing: Alicia Durham, 804-722-3700, alicia.durham@ccam-va.comGovernor Announces New Training Initiative to Transition Veterans into Advanced ManufacturingGovernor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has launched a new advanced manufacturing training […]

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