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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The Growing Skills Gap in Manufacturing Industry leaders battle an outdated perception of manufacturing work.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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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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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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