About The Instructor
12 months ago
Instructor: Mr. Shan Packer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Packer is a Pennsylvania certified Journeyperson Machinist and has 25 years of industry experience. Mr. Packer holds 6 certifications from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills and has a Vocational 1 Education credential from Penn State University.
Central Mountain's Precision Machining program is designed to prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career in a field that is in high demand. Nationwide the machine tool industry faces a shortage of trained workers. It is estimated that there is a nationwide need for 80,000 skilled machinists.
According to a 2010 Pennsylvania labor study machining is listed as one of the top 2 skills demanded for Pennsylvania over the next decade.
The Precision Machining program offers basic instruction in the use of precision tools and instruments. This program provides first-hand machinist training in the areas of turning, shaping, and grinding materials. Recommended preparation includes, but does not require basic mathematics, mechanical drawing, computer literacy or industrial arts.
Advanced standing through several Pennsylvania colleges will be granted to students successfully completing the 3 year program, with up to 14 credits toward a degree in Precision Machining Technology offered at no cost to the student.
AREAS OF TRAINING
Machine Operation and Setup
Layout and Bench Work
Computer Numerical Control
Machinists and die and mold makers who master the computers which drive production are the elites of our manufacturing force. The best can earn as much as $100,000 a year. Even a 26-year old mid-ranked specialist without a college degree but with four or five year’s on-the-job and technical program training can make $41,000. That's $10,000 more than the average 26-year old with a bachelor's degree.
The Precision Machining program offered by Central Mountain is validated by the Pennsylvania Department of education and the National Institute for Metalworking Skill, Inc. (NIMS). The National Institute for Metalworking Skill, Inc. is a nonprofit, national educational foundation, formed to support the development of a skilled workforce for the metalworking industry. NIMS primary activities include the development and maintenance of skills standards, certify training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements, and assist schools and companies in the implementation of skills standards.
This accreditation allows students the opportunity to achieve nine different level one machinist’s certification through this 3 year program. Students undergo a skills test and an online test to attain level one certified. Central Mountain works in conjunction with a consortium of precision machining companies to develop a curriculum that meets industry standards and satisfies the growing needs of the community.
Students will have the opportunity to be a part of Skills USA, a national organization serving more than 240,000 high school students and professional members enrolled in training programs for technical, skilled, and service occupations. Skills offers the chance to compete at local, district, state, national, and world events.
Personal development, work attitudes, and leadership are taught using the National Organization Skills USA curriculum.