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Manufacturing Matters!

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, manufacturing is the highest growth industry in 2012 in terms of company employment increases in Pennsylvania. This, in conjunction with Southwestern Pennsylvania's annual salary of $42,000 in manufacturing fields (which is more than 50% higher than that of the service sector!), truly shows that manufacturing matters.

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Nick, a freelance hair colorist who loved working with his hands was looking for a complete career change. Nick enrolled in MANUFACTURING 2000 looking for a stable career which would support himself and his family. While training in the night class, Nick picked up the skills quickly and had perfect attendance. Because of Nick’s success in the program, he was able...

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Manufacturers seek women for hard-to-fill jobs

"Some companies in need of welders, machinists and other skilled workers are now targeting women, who account for nearly half of the US workforce but hold less than a third of the nation’s 12.2 million manufacturing jobs, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics."

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Allegheny County Jail inmates receive training as machinists, masons

Career Tech joins a network of social programs connected through Jail Collaborative, an interdepartmental initiative that aims to reduce recidivism and prepare inmates for life on the outside. Amy McNicholas Kroll, administrator of the jail’s re-entry services, said the goal is to return productive people to society and help them make a living wage. Early-career machinists, for example, are in high demand and can make $11 to $14 per hour.

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