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Have You Considered an Injection Molding Career for Your Future?

By on April 28, 2016

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The two high school students were thrilled to announce that they had been announced the winners of the inaugural 3D Printing Invent-a-Thon held Friday at the University of Nebraska Medical Center?s Michael F. Sorrell Center. Although their high school had recently been acknowledged for the recently added Early College and ROTC programs, the addition of engineering classes were lesser known.
Growing careers like injection molding jobs rely on high school students to fuel the college programs around the country. When high school students like the two from Nebraska, for example, get an early taste of the engineering or supply chain staffing field they are more likely to take those courses in college and find those jobs after graduation.
The high school duo from Millard South, one of the largest high schools in the state of Nebraska, designed and created an exoskeleton that would help patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) walk more easily. Their prototype closely resembled a jointed leg brace and a solid support strapped to the outside of the leg. Extending from the heel to just above the knee, Their invention would include servomotors to provide the MS patient power assisted walking.
SChool teachers, administrators, and counselors have indicated for the last several years that the future careers of today’s high school students may not even be known yet. What better way then for students to understand both the excitement and uncertainty of their future careers than hosting an invention convention?
Injection molding jobs may likely use plans from inventions that are initially created on one of the increasing numbers of 3D printers. And while engineering students continue to dream about the products of the future, supply chain recruiters continue to likewise encourage promising students to enter their field. Consider, for instance, some of the statistics about current careers:

  • 71% of respondents indicate that they are experiencing a shortage of skilled candidates in their respective sectors for 2014. Some what promising, this percentage compares to 76% in 2013.
  • The continued growth of the Internet of Things indicates that the amount of devices connecting to the internet will increase from 13 billion today to 50 billion by 2020.
  • The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants indicates that in the year 2013, companies reported that nearly 6% of their external hires were completed by search firms. This percentage was almost double the 2012 percentage and the highest number in more than a decade.
  • The number one source of qualified candidates for 2013 was from respondents? applicant tracking systems. Other worthwhile sources included referrals and social media.

As America attempts to predict the future careers that will be needed to continue to grow its economy, it should come as no surprise that injection molding jobs, engineering careers, logistics and supply chain jobs, and various other openings will rely on outside recruiting firms.

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