The prospects are real.
We’ve revived our Composites program at Kirtland Community College. We had partnered with composites expert, (the now late) Bob Vitale, to bring Composites courses to our future students. As Bob was the instructor for this groundbreaking program, his sudden death put Composites on hold. We think he’d be thrilled the courses he helped create will develop experts in the field.
He helped us put into words the complex world of Composites. His decades-long automotive career had a focus on Composites (feel free to Google him to see his extensive, forward-thinking work). Bob gave clarity and enthusiasm no one else possibly could have. We hope you’ll help spread the word by sharing this blog post.
People who are considering a career in Composites sometimes struggle to define it. There’s no doubt that Composites are cool. Used in everything from sports equipment, and aerospace to automotive applications, they provide:
low mass and
Composites help make wood, plastic, foam, ceramic and metal products that are:
They are durable, lightweight and strong. Lots of times composites are a mix of plastic and something else to make a product stronger.
Kevlar vests are a perfect example of what composite materials can do: they are five times stronger than steel and a fraction of the weight.
We’re offering a certificate in Composites. We’ve stayed in touch with manufacturers that want to talk to our Composites students. They’ve been asking. What if, after earning a certificate, you were guaranteed a job interview? It’s already been happening — and we want it to happen closer to home. There are real jobs available. We have evidence.
Earlier last year, in Michigan, the following announcement came via www.mlive.com/business:
WALKER, MI – Plasan North America announced it will move its military armaments business and corporate headquarters to West Michigan from Bennington, Vermont, creating 120 new jobs and investing $12.3 million.
If you want to get skills that will let you start at a technician’s level in a composites manufacturing facility, Kirtland’s Composites program is open for enrollment.
Get your name on the list by calling 989-275-6745 and start thinking about a really cool, potentially very lucrative career.
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