Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronic control and systems thinking in the design of products and manufacturing processes. Opportunities are many, and the demand for training in this field is steadily growing in the Upstate of South Carolina and beyond.
South Carolina’s unemployment rate is currently 5.3 percent. That’s lower than it has been in the last couple of years, but jobs are available. The problem that sometimes keeps employers and employees apart is not knowing how to find each other. SC Works Upstate is an organization that is building a reputation in the upstate of bringing the two together.
There are many new technologies being developed and tested that will have a major impact on how people learn and how they are taught. One new technology on the horizon is Google Glass. The Ninety Six National Historic Site, the University of South Florida's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies and South Carolina ETV recently partnered on an a "new technology" driven project that will help develop new avenues for education, using Google Glass.