NPR Offers Career Advice: Get a Craft

“America needs more welders — and soon. Baby boomers with the skill are retiring and not enough young people are replacing them”- NPR Morning Edition

So their story looks at an innovative welding training program in a Georgia Prison.

Desperate need for skilled workers.

Desperate need for skilled workers.

America needs  Precision Machinists too.

“The American Welding Society estimates there will be a shortage of nearly 300,000 welding-related positions by 2020.”

CEO’s at PMPA member shops have been telling me that they would create a position for a person with skills EVEN IF THEY DID NOT HAVE AN OPENING.

“Jeremy Worley, who teaches welding at a technical college in north Georgia, says the demand for welders is at a level that is growing “quicker than we can get them out.”

PMPA Past President Darlene Miller created Right Skills Now to help create a fast track for the CNC machinists that her shop, and the entire industry need.

Interested? PMPA’s Career Training Database will help you find training near you.

And you don’t have to go to prison to find a job.

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