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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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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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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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Field Trip Time 2015 – Year 3

We have started up year # 3 of the Precision and CNC Machining Program at Suncoast Technical College.  As always we do some learning tours to see what is happening in our industry and what it takes to be in … 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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