Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Factory Robots Pay Up for Repairmen

Wanted: Factory-robot technicians
Press-Gazette Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Manufacturers say they face a shortage of highly skilled workers who can fix robots and other equipment in a 21st century factory, despite the loss of more than 3 million manufacturing jobs since January 2000.

That's why 20-year-old Ryan Vandehey is specializing in automated manufacturing systems at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton.
Vandehey, of Brillion, is fielding three job offers one month before graduating with an associate degree.

Fox Valley Technical College says more than 90 percent of the graduates from its automated manufacturing program get jobs right out of school. Six months after graduation, salaries range from $27,000 to $49,000.

And unlike Vandehey, the typical student at the school is not below the legal drinking age.

Green Bay Press-Gazette - Wanted: Factory-robot technicians


Anonymous Cristobal said...

Yeah I've been studying to be a robot whisperer for a while here at Uncanny Valley Community College. I have gotten a lot of job offers but I'm working on a robot to do one of those jobs for me.

9:16 AM, November 17, 2005  

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