At Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems, ideas come to life from the white-hot forge of a plasma cutting table. The company, which produces products such as Torchmate and Vernon Tool, is a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma, and oxyfuel cutting equipment.
It’s evident that education cannot remain static and neither can it exist as separate from the real world. Rather, experts agree it needs to be made up of a series of interconnected, flexible institutions that reflect the change of Nevada industries and the demands and opportunities of technology.
WNC offers certifications during spring semester that could lead to employment in industries such as manufacturing, information technology, computer-aided drafting, welding, machining, bookkeeping, health care, construction and automotive mechanics.
Blockchain stores and distributes information across a network of computers, making it widely accessible but also decentralized and more secure. Under the concept, instead of stealing from a person by robbing his bank, a person’s money is kept in hundreds of banks, and stealing it would require robbing each one at the same time.
Tech employment in the United States expanded by nearly 200,000 jobs in 2017 to 11.5 million workers, according to a recent report by technology industry association CompTIA. Thirty-eight states saw positive tech employment growth in 2017, including Nevada. The state added 1,419 net new tech jobs year-over-year, raising the estimated tech industry employment in the state to 31,393.
It’s hard to keep your hands to yourself in Western Nevada College’s Industrial Technology Lab. Spread out over multiple rooms in the Reynolds Center, the lab holds every piece of equipment a student would need to learn and experience to work in industrial technology.
When Guy Gardner bought Quality Plastics in Sparks in 1983, the company had a single piece of technology: a photocopier. Today, the company’s staff of 35 relies extensively on the tools of technology to design and manufacture often-complex plastics products for business-to- business, business-to- government and business-to-consumer markets.