For years many manufacturers have been working under incorrect information and/or interpretation of federal regulations regarding youth 16-17 years old working in a manufacturing environment. This DOL Child labor publication (bulletin 101) provides information regarding what power-driven metal forming machines are allowable. GCAMP and TMA recently were visited by OSHA and the Wage and Hour Division of the DOL who provided clarification to this important topic. We will hold a seminar on the topic in early 2017 and re-invite these government officials to further explain the existing laws.
This short video advises you NOT to plan your life but simply to ‘try things out’ (i.e. internships, part-time work, volunteering) to guide you to your best informed career path.
Parents and students are understandably alarmed about the enormous student debt in America (approx.. $1.4 Trillion). One should/must continue education and/or training post high school. See this Consumer Reports article to learn the mistakes of others paying far beyond what they could ever earn. You have options for ‘free education in manufacturing.
It is hard to plan the ROI for your educational expenses after high school. View this video to help you plan and consider consequences for your investment in higher education.