Register Now for the Machine Tool Training Program to Begin on April 22
In response to a recent jobs report that projects the manufacturing sector will seek to fill 100,000 jobs over the next decade Northern Essex Community College, in partnership with Lawrence Technical School, has developed a Machine Tool Training Program (MTTP) to educate and train area workers for those jobs.
Developed with input from local employers, the program will train individuals to operate computer numeric controlled (CNC) machines, which are used to produce metal parts with high precision.
Graduates of the program can expect to compete for jobs paying on average $22 an hour according to George Moriarty, director of NECC’s Workforce Development and Corporate Relations.
“After decades of decline, manufacturing is enjoying a significant rebound in Massachusetts and across the nation,” Moriarty says. “Low-paying factory jobs have been replaced by careers… careers with competitive wages in advanced manufacturing fields such as semi-conductors, aerospace, plastics production, and medical equipment.”