The training program consists of precision measuring, machine tool operating, blueprint reading, metal characteristics, electric discharge machinery, computer programming, and advanced mathematics.
In addition to these skills, students may earn credentials through N.I.M.S. (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) based upon national machining standards. After earning these credentials, it is possible for a student to go straight into the manufacturing industries and earn family-sustaining wages with or without post-secondary education or training.
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:
For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field.