End of the world near? Start a career in Manufacturing!
Posted by Bert Maes on November 20, 2009
NOW your daily life depends on manufacturing (just look through my blog category “Value of CNC“). But… the manufacturing sector will be even MORE important in the future:
- “In my opinion, the 21st century is the decisive century in which we choose (all countries) whether we will become a great civilization and human species longevity ill continue or we will lose it all.” (TSP, in: End of the world near?)
- “Any approach that does not focus on technological solutions to climate change is one of utter hopelessness.” (Sir David King, in: Science chief: greens hurting climate fight)
- Science, technology & manufacturing provide the only hope for mankind to attain a sustainable existence on earth. (Peter Hall, in: Revolutionary Times)
So if your goal in life is “making a real difference in the world“, I have only one advice: START A CAREER IN MANUFACTURING.
BUT… don’t focus on just any manufacturing course. Follow those in which you can actually get real relevant hands-on experience on the latest and greatest manufacturing equipment.
“They are setting up a partner program with learning institutions across the world. “In this program Haas works with community colleges, providing them modern equipment for training their student technologists. Find one of the community colleges that is a Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) and go there. If you are going to spend the time, make it worthwhile. You can even check the internet at http://www.HTECnetwork.org/ or http://www.HTECnetwork.eu to find a school near you“.
Get fully acquainted with the machine tools, CAD, CAM and robotics. afterwards go into nanomanufacturing: “In many ways I see manufacturing being reinvented in the next ten years. I believe that the way to a new future is going to be led by the seismic shift to nanomanufacturing and micromanufacturing.” (Patrick E. Dessert)
Also see my post: Green Technology ~ Nano-engineering and CNC