5 Schools Offer One-Year Program to Train Machinists

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This fall five area schools will begin classes on machining, a high-demand trade that pays well, reports the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative.

Approximately 300 skilled machinists positions, which pay an average starting wage of $14 per hour, are expected to become available in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties over the next few years, the collaborative estimates.

“We have been working with the local career and technical centers to ensure their curriculum is in line with the latest industry trends,” says Jessica A. Borza, sector partnership coordinator. “The greatest need of our manufacturers is for machinists, and this need will only grow as many local machinists are expected to retire in the next few years.”

This five area schools that will offer one-year machining courses and their start dates are:

  • Eastern Gateway Community College, beginning Aug. 24.
  • Trumbull County Technical Center, Sept. 8.
  • Mahoning County Career and Technical, Sept. 21.
  • Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, Oct. 10.
  • Choffin Career and Technical Center, Oct. 19.

Students who complete the oneo-year machining course can earn industry recognized credentials from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills. Students also will be paired with local manufacturers for a six-week internship.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information visit IndustryNeedsYou.com.

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