As the economy picks up across North America, new employment opportunities are emerging for those with the proper industrial mechanic training.
The industrial economy continues to recover from the recession of the late 2000s. This is creating a number of employment opportunities, but if you do not have the right training or are not in one of the places where activity is picking up, you may be missing out.
This is not to say that opportunities are limited – only that the you need to put yourself in the right position to succeed. As a result, you should look at local economies where new industries, such as natural resource extraction, are taking off.
Opportunities in Northern B.C.
The Vancouver Sun recently reported that over one million jobs are expected to be created in British Columbia by 2020. But surprisingly enough, most of them are expected to be located in the Central and Northern parts of the province.
This is due in part to the booming liquefied natural gas industry, which has seen a massive surge in recent years. The news source noted that there are 47 industrial projects, each of which is worth at least $500 million, that are expected to open in the next three years. This makes Northern and Central B.C. a great place to look for employment.
"It's not unusual for a student to graduate from the University of Northern British Columbia and, on the day they graduate, have a job in their field and buy their first house," Heather Oland, the CEO of Initiatives Prince George, an economic development organization, told the news source.
Texas college providing training
While northern B.C. and Texas may not seem like the have a lot in common, both provide great opportunities for millwrights. Texas also has a booming natural resources extraction industry and is looking to help people get into the industry.
The Pearland Journal reported that Brazosport College is offering a free training program to prepare entry-level pipefitters or millwrights. The program is only extended to those with a high school diploma or GED, who must have a child at home who is under 18.
While the program does not offer complete training for a job within the industry, it does offer students more than half of the credits necessary for a basic certificate. Through these employment opportunities and initiatives, more and more people are joining the industrial workforce and seeing impressive starts to their careers.