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Humans-of-Manufacturing | SME

Fran Barker Can Now Spend Quality Time with Her Family while Embarking on a Lucrative, Rewarding Career at Specials Metals Co. …

….“There’s a lot of uncertainty with my husband’s condition right now,” she explained. “I didn’t have a set schedule where I worked before. And with a manufacturing job, I knew I could get more time with my kids.”

The program included flexible online workforce education from Tooling U-SME and hands-on lab work at the Robert C. Byrd Institute machine shop. “It was really hard juggling my husband’s needs and my three boys,” Barker said. “Having the flexibility to work on my Tooling U-SME online classes at home helped a lot.”..

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