Machining Program for Adults Starts this Fall at CCCTC

LISBON, Ohio — The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center is partnering with the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative to offer a one-year machining program for adults beginning this fall. This entry-level machining program focuses on the skills needed in manual machining.

Within a year, students will earn industry recognized credentials from the National Institute for Machining Skills and be ready to apply for entry-level machining positions, said Katie Foster, sector partnership coordinator. Students will will get the chance to meet Oh-Penn manufacturers through class visits and internships.

As a result of industry growth and a retiring workforce, approximately 300 machinist positions are expected in Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull, Lawrence, and Mercer counties, Foster noted.

The average starting wage for an entry-level machinist is $14 per hour; average earnings for an experienced machinist is $19.03 per hour. Wages for this trade are competitive in the region, and the opportunity for advancement is high.

CCCTC has open-enrollment now through July, with classes beginning Aug. 17. Financial aid is available. Interested students are encouraged to register soon to get the best financial aid package. For more information or to register, call 330 424 9561.

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