Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that due to skilled labor shortages and technological advances, job opportunities for workers trained as machinists, tool & die makers and CNC programmers and operators are considered to be excellent (ETA Advanced Manufacturing Industry Snapshot, 2005). According to the ETA Snapshot, "Manufacturing remains the most powerful engine of economic growth and drives the technology boom. The industry accounted for 14% of the national (GDP) in 2001, or $1.4 billion."

Alabama's manufacturing sector has achieved national recognition since four major automotive companies have located in the state since 1996 and brought an estimated 17,000 new jobs.

Career Outlook


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U. S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Community-Based Job Training Grant
(CB17369-08-60-A-1)

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