What has risen more than 25% in the past 10 years, making it unaffordable for millions of Americans? The cost of a four-year college education.
What industry is predicted to have 3.5 million jobs to fill over the next decade? Manufacturing.
When you combine these facts and learn that 2 million of the 3.5 million manufacturing jobs are predicted to go unfilled because of a shortage of skilled workers, the math becomes simple.
It’s time to close the skills gap in manufacturing and the Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) is doing just that. SACA provides highly affordable and accessible credentials across a variety of industries. Associate, specialist and professional certifications are offered which allow high school students and adult learners to design the career they wish to have. The credentials are available through a growing number of Ohio’s Career and Technical Schools. The module system allows students to learn at their own pace.
There is no better time to start a career in manufacturing. It is the largest of the 20 sectors in Ohio’s economy, and for generations, those in manufacturing have been producing goods that improve the standard of living for people around the globe.
Additionally, a recent study by the Alpaugh Family Economics Center shows that students who earn a certificate through a career and technical center increase their earning potential over that of someone with a high school diploma by more than 2,000% over a 20-year period.
What are you waiting for!? Learn more about SACA credentials here, or contact your local Career and Technical School to jump-start your future career.