It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Factory! c Jobs Lead the Way in Job Growth

It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Factory! c Jobs Lead the Way in Job Growth

Manufacturing is no longer just moving widgets down a conveyer belt. Now, manufacturing is a booming industry with exciting new challenges and opportunities. Advanced manufacturing uses computers to design and create the products we use every day from the suburban family to the large government project.

Shifts in global manufacturing and growth in the construction industry are creating more demand for jobs. The rise of inflation in China and Asian-Pacific region has caused resurgence of manufacturing jobs right here in the US, this means many opportunities to train and move immediately into this thriving job market. Right now, the job market is looking for people with unique training like CADD (computer-aided design and drafting).

Manufacturing supports 17.4 Million U.S. Jobs, because when US manufacturing is the 9th largest economy in the world, it needs some help! Manufacturing is booming, increasing more than 83% in the last twenty years and that means that not only more jobs are out there, but also a diversity of jobs are evolving. Our US government is so invested in innovation and manufacturing, that they even created Manufacturing Day on the first Friday of October. You’ll see Manufacturing Day’s logo on the Penske Racing No. 22 Shell-Penzoil Ford Fusion race car!

In the era of advanced manufacturing, there is a great demand for workers who have a high level of technical skill. These skills include designing and running machines and computer systems, many specifically related to drafting and CADD design.  What does this mean for you? Entry level manufacturing engineers make an average salary of $60k per year. And due to the growth potential in these careers, that is only the beginning.

Manufacturing has made a comeback in recent years with companies reshoring to the US. With these companies coming back to manufacture in the US, there are an increasing number of high paying jobs in manufacturing. However, these high paying jobs require training.

At ORT, students will learn how to draw engineering plans with the most popular computer drafting programs, such as AutoCAD, Revit, and SolidWorks. Integral skills like Mechanical Engineering Drafting, Architectural Drafting, Interior Design Drafting, and Electrical & Electronics Drafting will be supplemented with other integral skills like Portfolio Design and Technical Writing & Composition.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Computer Drafting and Design prepares students to work in the exciting world of Architecture, Engineering, Drafting and Interior Design. Graduates of the AAS Degree in Computer Drafting and Design (CADD) program will be ready for employment in many related positions and industries. They can work for a private manufacturing company or move into the public sector, working in the engineering department for state public work. The opportunities even move into entrepreneurship because this program builds the base for creating a business as drafting consultant.

Contact one of our colleges in Los Angeles or Van Nuys. We offer many student services and financial aid packages that can help you find your dream job. LA ORT has programs from business and digital media to medical office management and pharmacy technology administration.


LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.