Are you interested in working with tools to create useful items? Thrive in hands-on, fast-paced environments?
Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Machining program.
On the job, you will …
- Interpret detailed drawings or files, such as blueprints, sketches, and those for computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
- Set up, operate and disassemble manual, automatic and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools
- Monitor the feed and speed of machines
Some of the career options you will have ...
Most Machining Job Corps graduates go to work for manufacturing companies, plants or small machine shops. Machinists craft metal and other materials into machine parts and may work with tools operated by computer systems.
Students should also consider pursuing Advanced Manufacturing Production Technician, Advanced Machinist and other Advanced Training programs at Job Corps as a part of their career pathway.
The credentials you will earn ...
In the Machining program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as:
- American Welding Society (AWS)
- National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.
What you’ll need to start training ...
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers)
- Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses
- Passing scores on all written and performance tests
- Meet academic (math and reading) requirements