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Suncoast Technical College – CNC Machining Program 4th place finish in Wichita, Kansas – Final round

Suncoast Technical College recently competed in the 3rd annual Project MFG National Competition. This was STC first time in this arena. They had to compete at local and regional to qualify for the National competition held at Wichita State Tech, … 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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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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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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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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Gene Haas Foundation Donation

Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship Donation For Precision and CNC Machining Program  Suncoast Technical College – Florida   We were very happy to receive help from the Gene Haas Foundation so that we can continue our work training machinists for the … Continue reading

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National MFG Day Oct 7th at STC

  National MFG is coming up on October 7th here in Sarasota, Florida at Suncoast Technical College. It is a celebration and awareness campaign to promote what makes America great.  Manufacturing makes it great. Nationwide we have a great need to train … Continue reading

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