The job prospects are real.
You might be the first person in your family and circle of friends headed toward a career in composites so let’s just get this out of the way:
Composites are cool. They are used in everything from sports equipment, and aerospace to automotive applications. They provide:
low mass and
Composites make wood, plastic, foam, ceramic and metal products that are:
It’s a materials blending process that started in the 50s. Composites are like cement in a way because they are a combination of a bunch of materials that creates strength when they harden.
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 5 times stronger than steel and a fraction of the weight.
Sound like something you’d like to get into? What if, after earning a certificate, you were guaranteed a job interview? It’s been happening. Composites manufacturers want to talk to you—they’ve already been asking. There are real jobs available. Check this out:
Earlier this 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, there’s a program open for enrollment now. It starts in the fall. Get your name on the list by calling Michelle at 989-275-5000, ext. 284 and get started thinking about something really cool.
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