Everett Community College Precision Machining Program Boasts Impressive Job Placement

May 18, 2014

Everett, Everett Economy

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Everett Community College is holding an information session Tuesday night. Click for more information on the full Precision Machining program at EvCC

If you know of someone interested in becoming a machinist, Everett Community College will be holding an information session this Tuesday for its precision machining program. The program boast 90% placement of students who complete the course.

Learn about Everett Community College’s precision machining program and find out why 90 percent of the program’s graduates are employed within 30 days at information sessions at 3 p.m. May 20 and June 17.

The information session is at EvCC, 2000 Tower St., in Index Hall, Room 109. For a free parking pass email Daniela Le Meur at dlemeur@everettcc.edu or call 425-388-9570.

EvCC’s precision machining program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions as conventional or CNC (computer numerical control) machine operators.

Students can earn a certificate in two quarters or a two-year degree.

In the past year, 90 percent of graduates from the program have found employment within 30 days, said Buzz Loring, EvCC Corporate & Continuing Education Employment Solutions Manager.

Terrance Hall, 29, of Everett completed the program in June 2013 and was offered a job the week before he earned his precision machining certificate.

Prior to earning his certificate, he was doing construction work and any other work he could get to support his family, including his newborn daughter.

“I was doing anything that would put food on the table. My wife saw a program at the college and she came home and told me about it, and I knew I wanted to do it,” he said. “As soon as I got into the program, I fell in love with it.”

He now has a full-time job with benefits, including health care for his wife and daughter.

In 2013, companies had 400 advanced manufacturing job openings in Snohomish County. Those jobs were at companies such as Esterline, Avtech Corp-360, Umbra Cuscinetti, Windspeed Technical Solutions, Airgas Inc. and Boeing.

The number of job openings in Snohomish County and Washington state is expected to increase. By 2022, our state expects the demand for Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining operators to increase 28 percent. For machinists, job growth is estimated at 35 percent.

For more information about EvCC’s precision machining program, visit www.everettcc.edu/machining

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