Manufacturing workers get training on new 3D-Printers

Training programs now available

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. - The demand for more manufacturing workers is growing in Florida.

Businesses are seeing the increased demand for the technology. Now, they're looking to find a workforce that has a deep knowledge of 3D printing.

It's anticipated that the 3D printing industry will exceed $21 billion in worldwide revenue by 2020, according to CareerSource Pinellas.

Duke Energy Foundation invested $50,000 to establish a state-of-the-art 3D Printing lab. In the program students learn how to move their designs from models to a manufactured part via 3D printing.

The investment also helps workers in the CareerSource Pinellas Soldering and Cabling program.

This program is designed to be a pathway into the fast-paced growth of the electronics manufacturing industry. Students that successfully complete the program obtain a series of IPC certifications.

Since February 2016, over 25 graduates of this program have been hired by companies such as Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, GE Aviation, Jabil and Sypris. 

Learn more about the new classes for these pre-vocational training programs. They begin monthly. 

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