The high-tech industry is flourishing in the greater Tampa Bay region.
Over 25% of the state’s manufacturing jobs are in the greater Tampa Bay region and this business sector in Tampa Bay grew at a rate of over 8% in the 1990s. This all translates to over 135,000 good paying jobs in manufacturing in the region and more on their way every day.
The strongest manufacturing sectors in the Tampa Bay region are electrical and electronic components, food and kindred products, printing and publishing; industrial machinery and computers.
Manufacturing Technology isn't what it used to be!
Fabrication facilities and manufacturing plants today are buzzing with state-of-the-art electronics, precision tools, digital control systems, complex testing machines and instruments, AND the skilled technicians to operate and control them. To be competitive and to get products to market in a lean manufacturing environment, everything has to be constantly tweaked to maintain or improve performance and output. It’s a perfect place for anyone who likes hands-on work with instrumentation, machines, tools and equipment but also likes to use computers. Today’s manufacturing technicians work in this highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art computer applications and control systems, high-tech machinery, electronics and instrumentation. They are on the fast track for lifelong learning in exciting careers that can take them anywhere in the country or even the world. This journey can begin at HCC.