Key to Everything We Use
Manufacturing has come a very long way from only a decade ago, and we are all impacted by it. Crescent senior Ethan Mellies is preparing for his turn in the workforce now, with opportunities ahead.
“Francis Tuttle prepares you for the workforce, and there are tons of options for great jobs in manufacturing.”
Ethan Mellies has always dabbled in a variety of hobbies, and as a matter of routine, has sought to fix things and find out how they worked, often improving them in the process. This nature fits well with his training in Advanced Manufacturing at Francis Tuttle.
The word manufacturing brings up different things in peoples’ minds. Some think of a factory floor and conveyor belts, while others know about clean rooms and sterile environments. Whatever the picture that comes to mind, manufacturing has come a very long way from only a decade ago, and we are all impacted by it.
Nearly everything we touch and use every day has undergone a manufacturing process—from the concrete and asphalt we drive on, to the clothes and shoes we wear, to the smart phones and tablets in our hands. Developing and keeping the equipment in top order to prepare those things for our use has become a part of Ethan’s knowledge base.
This Crescent senior emphatically says “Francis Tuttle prepares you for the workforce, and there are tons of options for great jobs in manufacturing.”
He found out about what he could learn when Francis Tuttle staff and students visited Crescent High School. Some of the equipment they brought intrigued him to look into it a little more, then he found out about the job availability and potential pay and benefits, and he was hooked.
Some of the main things that make it great for him are that the program is adaptable for each person, and that he can work at his own pace, faster or slower depending on his skills, abilities and interests. He added that the instructors are very helpful and help you find jobs.
“My instructors have really been a blessing. They help you as an individual, so it’s very personalized. I tell people, especially other students, that if you work hard, it’ll pay off.”
Well said, Ethan. Keep up the great work!