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Lincoln College of Technology in Indianapolis is launching a new advanced manufacturing program. Courses are set to begin in November and will offer three options that will focus on computer numerical control machine operation and programming. August 9, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Lincoln College of Technology announces an Advanced Manufacturing Program that will begin with CNC Machinist Training Courses. The first course is to begin on November 13, 2013.
Lincoln College of Technology has partnered with Indiana based HURCO to address the "skills gap" that is facing the State of Indiana. HURCO will be the exclusive CNC Machine Tool supplier for the new Advanced Manufacturing Center. Other suppliers in the Industry have stepped forward with support as well.
Lincoln will offer three options on the CNC Machining Training. The first is a Diploma based program that takes someone from no experience to being able to set up, operate and program CNC Machines in 44 weeks. The other two options are very industry driven; the second one will prepare a CNC Set Up / Operator to fill jobs at large manufacturers. This course can be completed in 24 weeks and the student can enter the job market immediately. The third option is also very industry driven and will take someone currently working as a CNC Set Up, Operator and take them to the next level in their skill set. They will learn how to program the equipment by manual G Code as well as being able to utilize the latest CAM Software to develop the tool path.
The Indiana National Tooling and Machining Association recently released its Workforce Development Report that defines the current situation as a "catastrophe." They report we will need 7,000 additional Machinists in the next 5 years. Two large manufacturers in Indiana report that they will each need 600+ employees in the next 2/3 years to replace Boomers that are ready to retire.
Source: Lincoln College of Technology