The Importance of Manufacturing Sectors
As manufacturing continues its renaissance in the United States, creating a bright spot in our country’s recovery from the economic problems of the past seven years, more skilled workers will be needed to fill the new jobs that are being created in every region. These jobs are not only being recalled from overseas, they are appearing because of the new manufacturing projects that are being funded in several commercial and industrial sectors.
In fact, Pennsylvania has more than half a million manufacturing employees as of 2013, and that number is expected to grow each year through the end of the decade.
Job Opportunity Prep
Rosedale Technical College offers many in-demand programs that make our students a valuable resource for hundreds of companies in the Western Pennsylvania area and beyond. We recently announced that we have received approval to create a Applied Business Management program, which is a fast-growing field with job prospects that are slated to grow by nearly 20% within the next decade.
Students who would like to apply their hands-on skills with a management background should consider Applied Business Management. It provides you with business skills for jobs in the commercial, business, and industrial fields. Our graduates will be able to work on the floor or in the offices of plants, factories, and manufacturing centers.
Rosedale’s Industrial Technician
With the United States economy rebounding—and with well-paying manufacturing positions waiting to be filled by qualified applicants—the need for industrial technicians will continue to climb through the end of the decade.
Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh, PA, has one of the few industrial technician programs located near Western New York. Students who complete this program are usually hired by manufacturers, schools and colleges, industrial sites, hospitals and healthcare facilities. Rosedale is an attractive resource for Buffalo and other western New York residents who would like to earn an associate’s degree in Specialized Technology.
Visit Our Open House!
Rosedale Technical College is offering a spring open house on Saturday, April 11, at 9:30 a.m. This is a great way to learn more about the many programs that we offer on our campus, including our two newest program areas: industrial technician and welding.
At the open house, you’ll be able to meet faculty, visit our facilities, learn more about equipment and instruction, and ask questions about our programs.
Let’s Get Started!
If you’ve been thinking of choosing welding as a career, there’s no better time. That’s because welding is a career that is an essential part of a large segment of manufacturing industries.
A Stable Career Environment
Welders benefit from an exceptional job outlook: as much as 15 percent growth through the end of the decade. Welders normally earn $17.50 an hour, which translates to about $37,000 per year. As manufacturing experiences a renaissance in the United States, welders will be needed to help grow the economy. Additionally, the average age of a welder in this country is nearly 53 years old. Skilled welders will be needed to replace them as they begin to retire.