Measuring Middle-Skills Occupational Gaps: Advanced Manufacturing in Central New York



TOOLING & MACHINING: The precision machining industry is one of the most technologically advanced fields. Machinists with the proper skill sets are in high demand as a result of their training in quality control and metrology. Computer numerically controlled (“CNC”) machines are employed in most modern-day machine shops and mass production facilities to increase accuracy and efficiency when forming metal parts. CNC machining, laser and water jet technology, electric discharge machining (“wire EDM”), computer aided design (“CAD”), computer aided manufacturing (“CAM”) design, and manufacturing programs are all examples of this cutting edge technology. Highly- specialized, skilled machinists are helping to meet the rising local and global demand of innovative products and technologies. Understanding how products and machinery work is the focus of mechanical engineering technology. Mechanical engineers research, design, and build machines and equipment of all types. Drafting is the leading skill in mechanical engineering which can lead to specializing in the design of engines, consumer goods, electronics, or heavy machinery. Engineering comes to life in the form of tools, systems and devices. Understanding how products and machinery work and how to design, make, or use them is the focus of building these skills. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY:


Applied Integrated Technology is a unique, interdisciplinary program in high technology fields applying the principles of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems. Mechatronics stems from blending mechanical and electronics in a relatively new approach to product design and development, merging the principles of electrical, mechanical, computer and industrial engineering. Mechatronic systems are often referred to as “smart” devices because of the incorporation of sensors, actuators and computer control systems. Mechatronics has become synonymous with products that exhibit fast, precise performance. A mechatronics engineer unites the principles of mechanics, electronics, and computing to generate a simpler, more economical and reliable system. The role of Electrical Engineering technicians can be as varied as the workplaces they find themselves in: a pristine lab environment, a fabrication company, or a consulting firm. Job growth is anticipated by virtue of constant emerging technologies. Electrical Engineering technicians are prepared to research, design, develop, test and supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial and scientific use. They test and modify developmental and operational electrical machinery, electrical control equipment, and circuitry in industrial and commercial plants and laboratories. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES:

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