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CNC #20 Boot Camp is now accepting applications!
To learn more about the CNC Boot Camp please plan to attend one of the following Classroom Expectations sessions at the Racine County Workforce Development Center (1717 Taylor Ave., Racine).
- Tuesday, July 22nd 9:00am Classroom C
- Thursday, July 31st 9:00am Classroom C
- Thursday, August 7th 9:00am Classroom C
Employer‘s are also welcome to attend one of the following sessions of “What It Really Means to be a CNC Operator” at the Racine County Workforce Development Center.
- Thursday, July 24th 1:00pm Classroom D
- Wednesday, August 6th 1:00pm Classroom C
Last day to pick up an application is July 25, 2014.
Completed CNC applications are due in the Racine Resource Room no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, August 8, 2014.
What is the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Boot Camp?
The CNC Boot Camp is an innovative, fast-paced, hands-on program to learn the essentials of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operations. Gateway Technical College, in partnership with the Workforce Development Centers is offers this training as a certificate program.
Who is the Boot Camp For?
The CNC Boot Camp is designed for individuals desiring full-time employment as a CNC Operator. The program is ideal for dislocated or underemployed workers.
How long is the Boot Camp program?
The Boot Camp is a 14-week program that requires attending class 8-hours a day, 5 days a week.
What prior education is required to attend the Boot Camp?
No prior experience in CNC is required. Basic reading and math skills are required. Computer skills are helpful but not required. Students must complete a basic skills assessment prior to enrollment in Boot Camp.
Is college credit granted for taking the CNC courses?
The Boot Camp is a certificate program. Satisfactory completion of Boot Camp courses earn college credit toward a diploma or degree.
How will CNC skills be measured?
At the end of the Boot Camp, each student will take the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) assessment to measure job readiness. This national exam is used by several area employers as a way to determine if an applicant has the necessary skills to be successful on the job. Students can also earn certification in Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) and Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) safety certification.
What is the employment outlook for CNC?
Many area employers were involved in the development of this program and are excited to have a qualified pool of workers available to them. The Racine County Workforce Development Center and the Kenosha Job Center are working with area employers to employ Boot Camp graduates.
How can I get more information?
Contact Rick Lofy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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