I am late for this blogfest, but I’m still happy to bring this article to view. For over ten years, beginning when our daughter started high school, I was on a committee in our school district that worked to define and fund programs for kids who wanted to learn skills that would let them find quality jobs without going to college. These are students who wanted to go into the trades, or learn other skills that could quickly be put to work.
We worked to help these kids for two reasons, 1) they deserved the help, and 2) here in the US, there is a growing shortage of people working in the trades and in manufacturing. So, when I read about Haas Automation putting a 5-axis machining center at every community and technical college in the state of Louisiana, I knew I had to share that story. These machines cost about $125,000 (US) each. According to the article,
The manufacturing skills gap is widening, and job candidates with 5-axis CNC skills are in high demand. To help meet the need of advanced manufacturers, the Louisiana Economic Development’s (LED) FastStart program and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) created a partnership to install the CNCs in all 12 LCTCS schools.
The “We are the World” Blogfest is in its third year. This blogfest’s goal is to spread the message of light, hope and love in today’s world. We are challenging all participants to share the positive side of humanity. This month’s co-hosts, Sylvia McGrath, Mary Giese , Shilpa Garg, Sylvia Stein, and Belinda Witzenhausen, welcome participants. You might want to join us in during future months. #WATWB is a blog hop on the last Friday of every month. If you want to SIGN UP for WE ARE THE WORLD – Click HERE to be part of the Light.
Today’s gallery is from a couple very short walks with Maddie.