A lot is going on in advanced manufacturing in Kentucky! Kentuckians make all kinds of products, from autos and jet engine parts to playground equipment and ice cream. With more than 4,500 manufacturing-related firms, demand is high for good employees, now and in the future. What’s it like to be a part of an advanced manufacturing team? Find out in these two videos, one about Assembly careers and the second about Maintenance careers:
Interested? As you can see, manufacturing careers offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and plenty of opportunities to advance. It might be for you if you like making things, solving problems, and being part of a team, and if you’re interested in emerging technologies like laser cutters and robots.
Wondering if you have what it takes? Advanced manufacturing positions are available at every level, whether you’re starting your career, transitioning from military service or another field, or just looking for a new challenge. In the next five years, manufacturing employers in Kentucky anticipate they will have more than 10,000 job openings… for assemblers, welders, machinists, mechanics, engineers, managers, and more. Many companies offer on-the-job training and apprenticeships. Check out the career pathways and projected job demand.
Ready to start your job search? Kentucky’s Career Centers can assess your job skills and direct you to opportunities as well as helpful training options. They also have services tailored specifically for veterans and those with disabilities. Find your local Career Center here. Learn more about Career Centers.