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Mechatronics - Wave of the Future


#1

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/postMessagePrep.do?messageType=post&categoryId=3

the DOL has identified a need for 500,000 persons trained in Mechatronics in order to meet the need of the new economy.

This is a great application for the new millenials, in that there is not heavy industrial projects, more integration and problem solving - along with the computer component - techie and mechanical.

If you know any twentysomething that is interested in a new type of career - have them check into this field.

the video does suggest college training, but there are technical schools and building trades unions that offer the training and a new career~

exciting stuff for those who like mechanical work -


#2

What was the link for?


#3

Yeah Edgy, WHAT THE FUCK IS THE LINK FORRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????


#4

Because Edgy refuses to post a "wave of the future" video you can have this instead


#5

#6

wowzers - I sure fuckled that shite up~

lets try that one again, shall we?


#7

My sister's fiancé is in a University Mechatronics program - one of the first in the nation (and my alma mater). Many of the graduates go straight into leadership roles or fast-track development programs. It sounds like a multi-disciplinary degree that incorporates ME, EE and software engineering/computer science. You know, so they can develop the T1000 to come back and kill John Conner.

Seriously though, it looks to have a lot of merits. Apparently the current downside is that it is new and there is no specific certification for it.


#8

Edgy, that video looks like it's from the early 90's lol


#9


Tru - and since those with the degrees are going into management, it leaves the crafts to send certified mechanics into the field for the actual installations and programming - Millwrights are on the cutting edge, as far as industry qualifications are concerned.


#10

so... not quite 'cutting edge'?


#11

Will it help me make this?