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Alex Carnes

Alex Carnes

Major Tool and Machine

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Alex's work combines: Engineering, Design, and Building Things

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Day In The Life

Fabrication Team Leader

I coordinate and ensure the accurate and timely fabrication of custom manufactured parts.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Tri Jr. Sr. High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification

    New Castle Vocational School

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Team Assemblers:

Bachelor's Degree: Computer Programming, Vendor/Product Certification

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Graduated High School and vocational school.

  • 2.

    Went directly to work at Major Tool and Machine.

  • 3.

    My father passed away.

  • 4.

    I moved to Florida to expand my knowledge and get my first opportunity to be a leader.

  • 5.

    Established myself as a leader with my opportunities in Florida.

  • 6.

    Moved back to Indiana and applied everything I learned to bettering myself and advancing my career.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Everyone pushes you to go to college. There are too many people going to college and not enough going through vocational training.

  • How I responded:

    I came from a low income family and college costs would have been completely on me. Vocational schooling costs are covered completely and can get you into the workforce sooner than later with no debt to pay back. I have friends and family that went to college to pursue degrees that when they graduated they could not find a job. Now they are stuck working at jobs that they did not go to school to do and are paying back school loans.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • We did not have everything we wanted growing up so that made me want to strive to better myself so that not only could I have the things I needed but also have some things that I wanted. To be able to give more to my family than what I had.