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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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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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