Free CNC Training Offered through NECC & MassHire
An advanced manufacturing Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine/Tool Operator training program will be offered Monday, May 20 through August 23, 2019, by Northern Essex Community College and MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center. The next information session will be held on Friday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at 255 Essex St., Lawrence.
The 15-week program includes foundational classes that will be offered over four weeks at NECC’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. from May 20 to June 14, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. CNC classes will be held at The Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover &/or the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in Haverhill, June 17 to August 23 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday Through Friday.
Advanced manufacturing is a high demand industry with starting salaries of $17 an hour. The demand is expected to grow over the next seven years. There are currently more than 100 machining companies in the Merrimack Valley. This program is free for individuals 17 to 29 who have earned at least a high school diploma or HiSET and are unemployed or underemployed. Others may qualify for Career Center funding.