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Lead Instructor for Precision Machining & CNC Automation Educational Program at Suncoast Technical College -

Become a Modern High-Tech Manufacturing Technician/Machinist

We start classes on Aug 13th.  Suncoast Technical College – Sarasota, Fla.  In less than a year you can become a vital worker in the high tech manufacturing world.  Good people are needed to make many needed products for the … Continue reading

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Class of 2018 Graduation

  We reached the end of another banner and interesting year here at Suncoast Technical College. Everyone has had jobs and offers plus some are going on to more schooling.  Many did internships that were funded by Career Edge. We had … Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished Year 5 – 100+ Machinists

  We started with no equipment. We had a local group named CareerEdge Funders Collaborative. CareerEdge was designed to work on both sides of the labor market – the supply side and the demand side – as well as among … Continue reading

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CO2 Dragsters – CNC Machining

I have been teaching  CNC machining for the last 5 years at Suncoast Technical College and have over 30 years experience in the trade. When I started in 1984 the CNC machining centers where just starting to become popular but … Continue reading

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Time for MFG Tours

Our first MFG tour was to Exactech –  Sarasota – Florida A medical implant manufacturer based in Gainesville, Florida.    Exactech website It was founded by a group of surgeons from the University Of Florida ( Go Gators !)     We … Continue reading

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Year 5 Underway – Class of 2018

  Well here we are , Year # 5 and on Track to hit the 100+ mark of machinist training set by Dr Todd Bowden the SCTI director back in 2013.  Dr. Bowden is now the Sarasota county School superintendent … Continue reading

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What do want to do in your career path?

You just graduated High school – maybe you went to college and it isn’t for you or you want a career change? Do you want to learn a Skilled Trade?  in less that a year ? Where you can get … Continue reading

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Wrapping up Year 4 – Precision and CNC Machining Education

  Wrapping it up ……………………………………….     Well we are headin’ down the home stretch, yet again.  The mad dash for job placement, internships, final tests and of course NIMS Certifications. Looks like we will end up with 95 certifications … Continue reading

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Teaching Machining in Today’s world

I am just completing my 4th year of full-time instruction in Precision and CNC Machining here at Suncoast Technical College – formerly know as Sarasota County Technical Institute.  It has been more work that I thought but I do enjoy … Continue reading

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Youtube – CNC Machinist Education

We have a YOUTUBE channel with some of our own videos plus a collection of many videos related to CNC and traditional machining education.  Enjoy !!

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