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Percy Haley

Percy Haley shares his career path in manufacturing. As a high school student, Percy participated in machining classes at Madison County Career Technical Center where he earned a safety certification, CNC programming certification, and placed second in a Skills U.S.A. contest. After graduating high school, he received on-the-job training as a machinist specializing in aerospace parts and medical instruments at Brown Precision, Inc. in Huntsville, Alabama, where he is now currently employed full-time. Annual income for machinists like Percy can begin at $46,000, and within a few years can climb as high as $100,000.

If you are interested or know someone who is interested in pursuing a career in machining, encourage them to reach out to their school counselor or career coach. Encourage interested adults to connect with their local career center for more information.