Several successful metal fabricators have shared their tips on climbing up the metal fabrication ladder over time. For instance, a welder named Michael has shared that he was initially intrigued by the idea of building things as a metal fabricator, and utilized this interest to help motivate him in learning the semantics of building various things that entered the shop. He ended up taking a position at EVS Metal where he was given many managerial duties such as meeting with engineers and ordering consumables.
- A study was done in 2015 that shows most Americans consider manufacturing to be extremely important, but it’s also not a job that they want.
- Most people who get into manufacturing have a level of intrigue on how things are built and a willingness to learn and also lead.
- Over the next decade it’s predicted that 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be created but the skill gap may prevent more than half of those jobs from being filled.
“According to a 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the average number of jobs an individual will hold in a lifetime has reached a record high of 12.”
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