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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According to NEI industry surveys conducted in 2004 and 2005, the nuclear industry is facing a critical shortage of workers over the next five years. The survey found that nuclear energy companies may lose an estimated 23,000 workers over the next five years, representing 40 percent of all jobs in the sector. Nearly half of industry employees were found to be over 47 years old and only 8 percent were younger than 32.
This report provides commercialization timelines, driving forces and constraints, industry trends and projectors, and expert opinion and analysis on the emerging nanotechnology sector.
Mechatronics provides a framework for integrating traditionally disparate mechanical, electronic, control, information technology and other degree programs into a single multi-disciplinary program suited to industry’s increasing demand for multi-craft employees. This integration has been successful in several other countries but has been slow to develop in the U.S. colleges should determine the feasibility of integrating existing programs to develop mechatronic degree and certificate programs as appropriate for local industry demand.