Precision Machining Training Program

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Precision Machining Training is a 9-week (280 hours) hands-on program that provides students with the skills needed to fill high-demand machining positions for Lehigh Valley and Pocono businesses. Participants will gain foundational skills in manufacturing including safety; reading blue prints; shop math; measurement and the use of calipers and Vernier scales; and operating drills, lathes and milling machines. An introduction to CNC (computer numerical control) machining is also covered. Instruction will focus on preparing students to sit for specified National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifications. Occupational skill building and workplace employability skills, as well as OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach training, are also included in the curriculum.

 

Program Details

Classes will be held for 9 weeks in early June through mid-August. The cost is completely FREE for those who qualify!

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Participants must have a high school diploma/GED
  • Participants must be authorized to work in the US and be a resident of Pennsylvania
  • Participants must pass a drug screen test.
  • In order to enroll in the program, candidates will be required to complete a math assessment at the 8th grade level.
  • Participants must attend one Information Session to be considered for the program.

Information Sessions

Attendance at one Information Session is required to be considered for this program. Information Sessions are scheduled at our Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 East Third St., Bethlehem.

 

Register now for an Information Session:

  • Monday, April 8, 1pm
  • Tuesday, April 16, 10am
  • Thursday, April 25, 11am
  • Tuesday, April 30, 3:30pm

 

For more details about our program, contact Marsha Stiles at mstiles@northampton.edu or 610.332.6490, or complete our request for information form below!

 

Download our Summer 2024 Precision Machining Program flyer here.

 

This program is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development’s Manufacturing Training to Career Grant program.

 



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