To be considered and chosen for the program, students must apply to the program, which includes conducted interviews by representatives from the machine tool industry. To graduate, they must complete 500 hours and certain competencies. The program was designed for adults who are interested in entering the machine tool trade and introduces basic skills and mathematics related to machine shop theory. It is a mixture of lecture and practical shop experience where students gain the necessary skills to enter the industry. The program was developed to address the current and anticipated need for machinists in specialty machine shops across the region as well as in companies engaged in advanced manufacturing. Local employers designed the program in collaboration with the Saratoga Warren Washington Workforce Development Board and WSWHE BOCES.
Administrator for Adult Programs, Michelle Stockwell, said of the graduates, “The students’ drive, commitment and dedication to this program is very telling of their future successes. We are excited to support individuals who choose to prepare themselves for a new career or advance in their current field. Congratulations.”
ETA and WSWHE BOCES want to congratulate the graduates!