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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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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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Made in Florida – MTC Engineering

 I needed an intricate clutch system for my Kawasaki ZX14 race bike.  So the people I turned to are the best in the business and they are from Florida MTC Engineering Cocoa Beach, Florida. MTC Engineering MTC Engineering has been … Continue reading

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Trouble is brewing in Manufacturing – unless we train for skilled jobs

The Growing Skills Gap in Manufacturing Industry leaders battle an outdated perception of manufacturing work. Army Trail Road, in Chicago’s western suburbs, is dotted with metal fabrication plants — production facilities offering high-tech manufacturing jobs at living wages. Problem is, … Continue reading

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CNC Precision Machining Fast Track – Night School

Welcome to our new CNC learning program CNC Fast Track starting Feb 2 Starting Feb 2 we are adding a new course.  Its called CNC Fast Track Precision for Precision Machining.  300 hour – 20 wk course and its NIGHT school … Continue reading

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Class of 2015 – leaving its mark

Its November and the new class is getting in tune – we just completed a project to make 5 catapults for Holmquist Educational Consultants. These will be used to demo a STEM teaching program for high school and middle school … Continue reading

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Recruiting Woman to the Manufacturing Sector

Women in Manufacuturing has released new surevy with several promising findings for the future of women in the manufacturing sector. The survey reviewed more than 870 women who are currently working in the manufacturing industry and young women who are just … Continue reading

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16 Graduate from first Machining Education Program

16 graduate from First Machining Education Program KIM COOL Features Editor – Venice Gondolier Sarasota County adult students have an additional educational option — precision machining. Proof of the need for such training in this area is the fact that … Continue reading

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Creating Jobs, with Precision

Creating Jobs, with Precision TERI A. HANSEN (reprint from SRQ daily magazine July 19 ,2014) When was the last time you heard that an education program graduated 100 percent of its students, and every one had a job waiting? That’s … Continue reading

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Graduation Time !!!

Well… we did it… We graduated 16 students. They are now apprentice machinists. I told them all whenever you are asked “What do you do?”  you can now answer ” I’m a machinist”.  Most of our apprentices have jobs already … Continue reading

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