Welding Technology, by Joseph Abbott and Karen Mitchell Smith, provides a detailed overview on how to become a welding technician, including the benefits, job options and skill requirements for succeeding in this rewarding career. Through course listings, welding programs and personal interviews with instructors, students, employers, and employees, anyone can gain insight into this exciting career field. Features include a comprehensive listing of welding programs in the United States, an overview of educational requirements and career pathways, sample degree plans and additional sources of industry information.
Publication Date: December 1, 2011
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The market for mobile software applications is exploding due to the rapid rise of smartphones and tablets. The popularity of these new products creates an acute demand for development talent but there are few college programs that provide opportunities for learners to develop these new competencies. This forecast offers seven recommendations for colleges interested in expanding training opportunities in mobile app development.
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