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New Manufacturing and Machine Technology Training Offered at College

Release Date: 8/9/2013

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

New Manufacturing and Machine Technology Training Offered at Carroll Community College

Westminster, Md., August 9, 2013— According to the National Association of Manufacturers, 80 percent of manufacturers nationwide report shortages in skilled labor. Carroll County is no exception.

Today’s manufacturing workplace has transformed from shop floors of the past. Computer aided design, 3-D printing and robotics require intensive technical skill to advance in the field. To help bridge the labor gap, Continuing Education and Training at Carroll Community College is offering a new, non-credit Manufacturing and Machine Technology training program this fall to fast track training to a job in manufacturing.

Students will get hands-on training in basic and advanced machine technology; learn the workplace skills and habits for success; and earn industry-recognized National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials that validate real-world proficiencies.

The three segments of the program provide entry level, journeyman and master level manufacturing skills for those new to the industry as well as those looking to move up the career ladder.

Earn the first two NIMS Certifications this fall:

  • Measurement, Materials and Safety (VOC-505-A2) starts Sept. 16 and meets Monday – Thursdays, through Oct. 30.

  • Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout (VOC-506-A2P) starts Nov. 4 and meets Monday – Thursdays, through Jan. 8. 

Certifications to follow in 2014 include:

  • Manual Milling Skills
  • Turning Operations

To register for classes or learn more about pursuing a career in manufacturing, visit

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