The precision and skill that go into welding together two pieces of metal, stamping out a perfect part, programming a robotic arm or wiring an electronic circuit just amaze me. I remember watching my dad test a signal’s voltage in his shop, the light of the oscilloscope reflecting off his black-rimmed glasses, and thinking, “Wow, I’ll never be that smart.”
Much has changed since my dad graduated from the former R.E.T.S. Electronic School in Detroit, but I’m still in awe of those whose minds and hands work fluidly to make and fix what the rest of us often take for granted. Manufacturing and applied technology skills have never been in greater demand and you are invited to an evening program to discover if one of the many job opportunities they lead to is right for you.
Part of the College’s annual Robotics, Engineering and Technology (another RETS!) Days, the evening program will be on Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Sports & Expo Center on South Campus. Hear from recent grads and local employers about job qualifications and opportunities in manufacturing and technology. There will also be free pizza and hot dogs and a chance to win an iPad Mini. Register now!
And, no doubt about it, my dad was much smarter than I.