STC annual Field Trip season begins 2016


Suncoast Technical College Precision and CNC Machining Program is deep into year 4 and now hits the road to visit local manufacturers.  We visited 3 shops this year, Weber Mfg., FI-DE Machine and Atlantic Mold , all in the Venice, Florida area.

At Weber MFG , near PGT, we visited and saw one of our graduates Rob Hill working and enjoying his new job. Then we moved down the street to FI-DE machine and visited Karl and crew and his large Haas CNC Mills and lathes. FI-DE specializes in larger work.  Karl has hosted an intern graduate Mark in his shop with help from Career Edge that supported the Internship funding

Last on the tour was a huge supporter, Atlantic Mold and Machining.  They are on our advisory committee and have also hired 2 graduates and have hosted 5 interns through the Career Edge intern funding program.  Atlantic is well know for producing high level plastic injection molds for medical industry and the Tervis tumbler.

So here we go again – 18 adult students who will complete in June, many will be working as paid interns by March.  STC has a nationally recognized machining program that has earned the most Florida NIMS certifications in the last 2 years.  Over 200 certs.

We also will be restarting our Fastrack CNC Machining evening program and a new  MasterCam Cad/Cam Programming certificate program in Jan 2017.

This is a 1992 model Haas CNC mill – one of the early ones but still running at Weber Mfg.



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