Today we went to the Opelika campus of Southern Union State Community College to take a look behind the scenes at the Machine shop in the Center for Integrated Manufacturing. This state of the art building had many labs for students to get hands on experience ranging from robotics and auto repair to welding and machine manufacturing. We were in the Machine shop.
Alvin discusses in the video above about all the applications for the type of degrees they offer in the field. In short, a high demand for workers with workers being in short supply. It only takes 5 semesters to get your degree and he even talks how people on other career paths have seen this as step to making more money while also having a more secure job. At Southern Union High School students can also do dual enrollment in the program so by the time they graduate High School, they've already got a huge head start on their career.
So whether you're looking for a new career path or have a child that wants to get a head start on their future, Southern Union State Community College's Center for Integrated Manufacturing is definitely something worth looking into!