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

Manufacturing and the Medical Industry

In the year of the Corona Virus 2020 we are still learning and growing. Recently we have been able to leave the garage door open to get a nice flow of air in the Precision CNC Machining lab. We are … Continue reading

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Teaching Machine Shop Online – the Covid Dilemma

We had just gone on Spring Break in mid March, heard some news stories , but never prepared for what was to happen. I usually attend Florida Spring Training Games and had also planned on attending the NHRA Gatornationals in … Continue reading

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Teaching CNC Machining in Modern Manufacturing

General Topic: Where should my CNC Machining Curriculum be now?   Phase 2    

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Suncoast Technical College CNC Precision Machining Year 7 under way

STC just received another scholarship funding check from the Gene Haas Foundation. This will help funding and training for CNC machinists and programmers need by the modern manufacturing industry. This year we have added High School seniors who already have … Continue reading

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STC – Precision Machining graduates start 2 Local businesses

About a year ago I had heard that a couple of our graduates had started 2 different CNC machine shops. I contacted both of them and found it was true. One of them was Keegan McDuffie and the other was … Continue reading

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STC and Titans of CNC Academy

We started our 6th year and thinking about a new direction. We are going to take High School seniors next year to add to the college level CNC Machining instruction. I did want to start looking at a new path. … Continue reading

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Scholarships for CNC Machining

Do you like to make things ?  Things like Monster Trucks We just received more money to give to apprentices that want to learn how to be a CNC machinist in the modern digital manufacturing world. That will provide low … Continue reading

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MFG Day 2018 – Suncoast Technical College

We just did our 4th MFG Day at Suncoast Technical College. To see where do you get training to work in Manufacturing.  We collaborated with Design and Drafting and the new Advanced MFG & Production Technology. All students are in … Continue reading

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Careers in Manufacturing ? eh…..

Careers in Manufacturing?  Did you know that 66% of parents and teachers do not recommend a career path in manufacturing even though there are 750,000 jobs available right now. Middle skill jobs are more than High school and less than … Continue reading

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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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