Quinebaug Valley Community College will be hosting an open house showcasing the successful, two-semester Advanced Manufacturing Technology Certificate program on Wednesday, November 9, between 6 and 8 p.m.  The program is taught in our new 10,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at the Danielson campus.  The open house invites all community members who are interested in manufacturing to attend and learn more about the program, hear about the demand for trained workers in this field, tour the new Center and apply to the college for free.

The training prepares students to become an entry level machinist and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine operator.  Skills and techniques are learned in the classroom and through hands-on training on the same machinery used by local and national manufacturers serving the aerospace, defense, renewable energy, and biomedical industries.  Many previous students have had paid internships, some starting in their first term, and job placement assistance is available for all graduates.  For qualifying students, Federal financial aid may cover the cost of the program.  A $100 scholarship will be given to the first 25 students who enroll in this program for the spring 2017 term.

Program Facts:

·         95% of graduates from this program gain employment in the manufacturing field.

·         Paid internships average $14 per hour.

·         24 credits from this certificate can apply to an Associate of Science in Technology Studies.

·         Some graduates are earning $19 per hour after a year of employment.

·         Instructors have real-world, industry experience.

For additional information about this event or the program,  contact Jodi Clark, advanced manufacturing educational assistant, 860-932-4128