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http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12490/7187550?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:07:15 +0000 VIDEO: A future in manufacturing VIDEO: A future in manufacturing http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12490/7187550?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WFMZ Allentown, PA time. >>>rob vaughn: the future is looking bright... for some local high school students. it's a future that*doesn'* include college. as wfmz's bo koltnow reports.. they're picking trade school, instead.. and it's a choice that could pay off*big* >>(9:38:26:) sanding >>(9:19:32) hammering >>(9:40:55)cutting >>reporter this may look more like a workshop than a classroom. >>(9:28:3?32) all you're doing is checking to see if that coil has continuity. >>reporter however the sanding..hammering..a nd scraping taught at lehigh career technical institute in schnecksville, is a means of building a successful career without a 4 year degree. >>(9:05:4?57) mike rowe is our biggest supporter. water break sometimes that happens. all part of the learning process. (water main break in background) >>reporter >>nat labs >>reporter 2400 students in 9 districts learn the oftentimes messy process in 41 different labs. director of career & technical education kurt adams. >>kurt adams (9:46:3?44) skilled labor force is so low right now because parents are retiring, they're not doing it anymore. >>reporter nationally manufacturing jobs peaked in 1979 at just under 20 million today there are about 12.5 million. but adams says the market here in the lehigh valley is red hot, but with a cold twist for employers. >>kurt adams (9:47:4?48) there are more jobs our there today than kids going into the profession. >>reporter adams says he can almost guarantee students a job after graduation..with salaries of up to 6? thousand dollars per year. >>nat paige >>reporter it's what 15 year old paige knowles is counting on. >>(9:12:5?01) so you want to work on urinals? ha ha. yeah sure. >>reporter the parkland sophomore plans to bypass college and become a plumber to go along with a future in real estate. >>paige plumber (9:13:3?51) a lot of people wouldn't think a 15 year old girl would want to be a plumber? yeah. what do your friends say about that? a lot of people judge me and say a girl with straights a's why are you in tech, it's for stupid kids. >>reporter but those so called stupid kids may be making a very smart financial decision. >>bbraun (9:42:36) grinding noise >>reporter take 21 year old nate snyder..after graduating from lcti he skipped college..and the loans that go with it.. to get a job with medical device company b braun in bethlehem. >>nate (9:40:0?03) i felt there was more an opportunity with the trades. >>(9:42:0?01) and you make good money here? >>(9:42:1?18) bought a brand new car. that is pretty good. >>reporter snyder is also going to school to be an engineer..paid for by b braun >>bbraun (9:55:5? 55) what is the need for employees here? need is huge. >>reporter b braun's vice president & general manager rex boland says the company..which employees ?thousand here in the lehigh valley..relies on trade schools to help fill their position void. >>(9:56:2?38) how many students from those school could you take tomorrow if available? right now, 3?35 openings. >>nat lcti work >>reporter: graduating with a trade..while breaking the traditional colligate mold. bo koltnow 69

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