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11/05/2013 - First Machining Class Wraps Up Nov. 7; New One Forming In January

November 5, 2013

Robert White
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First Machining Class Wraps Up Nov. 7; New One Forming In January
Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center (WDC) will hold informal ceremonies Nov. 7 at its Evendale headquarters to celebrate the completion of its inaugural Machine Operators Training course.

The program was designed to teach the skills required to operate metalworking lathes, mills and grinders in a high-tech manufacturing environment, and also prepare students to earn a National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certificate.

“The response we’ve received so far from students, and from employers, has been exceptionally favorable,” said Jim Bax, the WDC business manager supervising the program. “We’ll make a few refinements for the next class, but for the most part this seems to be what our advisory board members told us they wanted. In fact, we’re now developing two other advanced manufacturing certificate programs.”

The first course was based on recommendations made by a Cincinnati State Technical Advisory Committee that included representatives of Meyer Tool, ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of North America, D&E Machines, Tomak and  Deceuninck of North America.

It combined online instruction and hands-on classroom and machine tool lab work to provide instruction in such areas as safety, measurement, blueprint reading, milling and turning, as well as Computerized Numerical Control (CNC), Statistical Process Control (SPC) and lean quality processes.

In addition to the NIMS certificate, those who successfully completed the course earned 9 semester credit hours which can be applied toward an associate degree at Cincinnati State or presented for transfer at any other public educational institution in Ohio.

The Nov. 7 ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m. Press coverage is welcome.

The next class will be offered in January. It will run for approximately six months, meeting twice a week in the evening. Cost will be $3,400.

For more information, please contact Jim Bax at (513) 569-4945 or .


Cincinnati State offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the largest cooperative education programs among two-year schools in the United States.

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