CNN recently did a segment on the need for more skilled workers in the US manufacturing sector. This video focused specifically on the process industry opportunities in Baytown, Texas, a hub for the US petrochemical business. Lee College in Baytown was featured as an educational institution that is training new workers for the process industries. Not four year degreed engineers, but highly specialized technologists with two year degrees that can go right to work in process plants. Demand for skilled people in Baytown is high, and Lee College happens to be one of our certified training partners under the Fieldbus Foundation FCTP program. At one point they interview a recent graduate who is a 40 year old woman who was doing day care before she got her degree. Her first job will earn her more than her brother who has a four year degreed computer engineer.
As a bonus you can see FOUNDATION Fieldus certified instructor Chuck Carter in one of the shots and some very clear footage of the fieldbus lab.
Where are the jobs? Look to Baytown, Texas