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Mechatronics is an Emerging Skilled Trade with Promising Jobs Outlook

Kirtland is the only place to receive hands-on Mechatronics training using the most current equipment in northern Michigan. Plus, projected job outlook is also tremendous, as the National Council on Competiveness estimates that 100 million new jobs will be produced this century for workers skilled in multiple disciplines – something mechatronics definitely requires.

Electronic, mechanical, computer, and control skills coalesce into the budding career path within mechatronics. No, mechatronic isn’t the name of a new Transformers villain, but an industry that specializes in the repair and maintenance of manufacturing equipment, operation systems, and the related computer programming components that keep businesses … [Read more...]

What classes are offered at Gaylord?

Some people think our Gaylord M-TEC location only offers skilled trades and industrial training.  Actually, since our Gaylord site is an extension of the college, it offers nearly everything we offer at the main campus.  Sure!  We’ve got great skilled trades training available, but there are also some pretty innovative classes are available at our Gaylord … [Read more...]

What is Mechatronics and Can I Get a Job?

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What kind of jobs can I get with a degree in Mechatronics?  Great question – especially if you know what Mechatronics is and just how important it is to keep industrial or production facility operation systems running smoothly. Because mechatronics combines electronic, mechanical, computer and control skills, there are lots of available, good-paying jobs … [Read more...]