Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Technology: STEM Careers in Two Years (Enhanced DVD)
Tony Girafalco is the vice president of the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center and describes the different opportunities available to anyone seeking a job in applied engineering or manufacturing. Many of these jobs are available after obtaining a two year associate’s degree. He explains what job seekers can look forward to and how to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them. Viewers are inspired by three in-the-field success stores. Anthony is a 3-D CAD draftsperson who works for Southco. Alan works as an advanced machinist for Rodon Group. Ian works at Nielson Kellerman as an electronics engineering technician after obtaining an associate’s degree. This is a part of the series STEM Careers in Two Years. (20 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
Introduction (00:53) – Over 80% of manufacturers report that there is a shortage of skilled workers. 83% of manufacturers reported a shortage of skilled production workers.
Alan Jesiolowski, CNC Machinist and Programmer (01:46) – Alan works as a die and tool maker and he is certified.
The Job of a CNC Machinist (02:07) – Custom molds and high precision small parts are produced at The Rodon Group.
Advice to Students (01:19) – Students need to be able to adapt to new problems, and change is an inevitable part of the future.
Manufacturing Jobs Require Training (00:25) – You must obtain an associate’s degree to go into manufacturing and cannot go straight after high school.
Ian Evans, Electronics Engineering Technician (02:24) – Ian performs hardware work for engineers.
The Job of Electronics Engineering Technician (02:36) – The job requires testing, troubleshooting and prototyping.
Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Technology: STEM Careers in Two Years