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This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to the Engineering Technology Precision Machining courses.
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Engineering Professional Associations
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Engineering Professional Associations
American Society for Engineering Education
Founded in 1893, the American Society for Engineering Education is a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The American Society Of Mechanical Engineers promotes the art, science & practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.
Association for Manufacturing Technology
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing.
The Engineering Society of Detroit
Serving this generation of engineers, scientists and allied professionals and fostering the next. ESD promotes and celebrates excellence, innovation, cooperation, professional growth and fellowship in the engineering, scientific and allied professions.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
IAM is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America. From Boeing and Lockheed Martin to United Airlines and Harley-Davidson, you will find IAM members across all walks of life.
Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
Our members are professional engineers from all disciplines across Michigan. Our mission is to promote the ethical, competent and licensed practice of professional engineering in order to protect the public and enhance the professional, social and economic well-being of our members.
National Institute for Metalworking Skills
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) was formed in 1994 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive workforce. NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements.
National Tooling and Machining Association
NTMA’s mission is to help members of the U.S. precision custom manufacturing industry achieve profitable growth and business success in a global economy through advocacy, advice, education, networking, information, programs and services.
Precision Machined Products Association
The PMPA is an international trade association representing the interests of the precision machined products industry. While PMPA consists mainly of North America based manufacturers, its members also operate facilities in various industrial markets around the globe.
Precision Metalforming Association
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) is the full-service trade association representing the $137-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes...Our mission is to shape the environment of the metalforming industry, leading innovative member companies toward superior competitiveness and profitability.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Manufacturing has long been central to global economies and prosperity, creating value and opportunity for communities, workers and their families....And, SME has been supporting the manufacturing industry for the last 85 years. Working closely with manufacturing professionals, companies, educators, schools and communities, we share knowledge and resources that generate solutions to manufacturing industry challenges.
Technology & Manufacturing Association
Representing close to 1,000 manufacturers and over 30,000 manufacturing employees, the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) is a comprehensive resource for midwest manufacturers looking to improve operations, strengthen their workforce, and grow their businesses.
Resources for Engineering Careers
Careers in Manufacturing and Production
Michael Shally-Jensen (General Editor)
This ongoing series serves as a stepping stone in understanding specific careers and provides a wealth of information on the education and training needed within each profession along with a look towards the future of the field with an informative employment outlook. Keeping an eye on the expanding fields of manufacturing and production, Careers in Manufacturing explores a variety of growing fields to help young adults gain a head start in learning more about the many career opportunities available in manufacturing. Careers in Manufacturing covers over 30 different career paths, including: Quality Control Inspector; Robotics Technician; Welder; Industrial Designer; Meat Cutter; Oil & Gas Drilling Operator; Blacksmith; ...plus much more! Individual chapters provide real-world insight into these professions, including: A Day in the Life, Work Environment, Education & Training, Earnings & Advancement, Employment Outlook, Networking Contacts, Areas with the Highest Employment Levels, alongside Conversations with Real Professionals.
Call Number: HD9720.5 .C375 2016
Publication Date: 2016
More than 100 opportunities for students and job seekers! The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in...covers a range of professions from acting to writing, and encompasses traditional as well as cutting-edge careers. Each book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within each field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.
Call Number: TA157 .B342 2003
Publication Date: 2002
Science and Engineering Careers in the United States: An Analysis of Markets and Employment
Richard B. Freeman (Editor); Daniel L. Goroff (Editor)
Beginning in the early 2000s, there was an upsurge of national concern over the state of the science and engineering job market that sparked a plethora of studies, commission reports, and a presidential initiative, all stressing the importance of maintaining American competitiveness in these fields. Science and Engineering Careers in the United States is the first major academic study to probe the issues that underlie these concerns. This volume provides new information on the economics of the postgraduate science and engineering job market, addressing such topics as the factors that determine the supply of PhDs, the career paths they follow after graduation, and the creation and use of knowledge as it is reflected by the amount of papers and patents produced. A distinguished team of contributors also explores the tensions between industry and academe in recruiting graduates, the influx of foreign-born doctorates, and the success of female doctorates. Science and Engineering Careers in the United States will raise new questions about stimulating innovation and growth in the American economy.
Publication Date: 2009
4 Ways to Design & Build a Fulfilling Career in Engineering
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A straight path is not necessarily the best route to your dream job. That certainly wasn't the case for me and my career in engineering.
Architecture and Engineering Occupations - Occupational Outlook Handbook
From U.S. Dept. of Labor: "Employment of architecture and engineering occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, adding about 67,200 new jobs." View occupational statistics for many different types of engineers.
Industrial Machinery Mechanics, Machinery Maintenance Workers, and Millwrights - Occupational Outlook Handbook
From U.S. Dept of Labor, view occupational statistics for many different types occupations related to precision machining.
Machinists and Tool and Die Makers - Occupational Outlook
From U.S. Dept. of Labor, view occupational statistics and employment facts for machinists and tool and die makers.
Metal and Plastic Machine Workers - Occupational Outlook
From U.S. Dept. of Labor, view occupational statistics for metal and plastics machine workers.
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