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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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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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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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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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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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STC Sweeps Skills USA region 6 CNC Mill

    Skills Florida Region 6 Competition at Manatee Tech  Bradenton, Florida Cody Winegard  – Matt Olsen – Arek Mylnarski Suncoast Technical College – Precision and CNC Machining program swept the region 6 Skills Florida CNC Milling competition for the … 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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