Excitement is surely building for high school seniors in these final months before graduation. Many will set off for college while others are still deciding what their next step will be.
College or university is not necessarily the right fit for everyone.
While approximately two-thirds of high school seniors nationwide will enroll in college next fall, according to the recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, experts also say that only 30 percent of jobs today actually require a four-year degree.
There are other options for high school students who do not wish to attend a four-year college or university to secure high-growth professional opportunities and achieve future financial security.
High school seniors who decide not to pursue secondary education can consider alternatives, such as vocational schools where they can learn a trade leading to a career such as medical technician, electrician or plumber.
Or, they may join a company that offers on-the-job training.
MICRO, Inc., a Somerset, NJ-based contract manufacturing company that makes medical devices and other precision products, offers jobs to high school graduates with a desire to learn, earn a good income, and obtain job security with long-term professional growth.
A trusted, family-owned company in business for nearly 75 years, MICRO offers apprenticeship programs that provide hands-on experience, mentorship from experienced staff and a paid curriculum to learn subject matter.
Per their compensation philosophy, they reward performance and offer competitive wages that align with market skills and experience. Structured to offer continuous growth opportunities to its employees, most roles within the business have multiple levels of increasing responsibility, allowing employees a range of professional and financial growth opportunities.
Plainfield, NJ resident Nelson Orellana graduated high school in 2007 and didn’t go to college because it was too expensive. Following graduation, he worked at a construction company for five months that involved long hours, hard labor and low pay. Without a college degree, Nelson felt his options were limited. Seeking a job with greater stability, flexible hours, good pay and benefits, an agency placed Nelson at MICRO, where he received on-the-job training. Because he truly appreciated and valued the opportunities afforded to him, Nelson referred his mom, brother, sister-in-law and cousin, who all now work for MICRO in various positions.
MICRO will be hosting a Manufacturing Career Open House on Saturday, May 4, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at 130 Belmont Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873
The register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org but walk-ins are welcome.
High school students seeking employment after graduation this is an event for you. It’s open to students and parents, educators and school counselors. There will be company presentations and Q&A, a facility tour, refreshments, and more.
If you are interested in development opportunities to learn a trade, receive on-the-job training and have a path toward growth then come visit MICRO.
The Company is also celebrating continued growth with a new 50,000 square foot facility to go along with their two existing spaces in Somerset, NJ. The new office, 130 Belmont Drive, is located conveniently between company-owned buildings 100 and 140 Belmont Drive. They plan to devote 35,000 square feet to office space, which will free up more manufacturing space in the company’s other buildings. In June, MICRO will open a state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot Research & Development (R&D) center inside its new facility and showcase their cutting-edge development capabilities.
The expansion will allow MICRO to advance capabilities as a full-service contract manufacturer in medical assembly, precision metal stamping, insert and injection molding, machining, sharpening, finishing and assembly of products used in medical devices and other industries.
With its new R&D center, the company plans to expand its footprint in precision machining for the robotic surgery market and multi-function surgical tools for use in minimally invasive laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures.
For more information about MICRO please visit www.micro-co.com.
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