Excellence Training Center Provides Career Pathways

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At 22, Joseph Thomas believes he has finally found his passion and path for life in the Machining Technologies program through the Youngstown campus of Eastern Gateway Community College.

In his second semester of the program, Thomas has already been able to earn National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials using the training and knowledge he has gained through the introductory class. The certificated hours he spends taking the classes and working on the machines in the lab can lead to a position in entry-level machining in shops throughout the Mahoning Valley.

“Here at Eastern Gateway, I have learned how to operate a manual lathe and mill and I’m learning how to operate a CNC lathe and mill,” Thomas says. “There’s a lot more industry around the area and I’ve taken a lot of liking and passion toward machining since getting into it. It’s been a great experience so far.”

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