National Right Skills Now Program Patterned After Training at NC3 Member School, Shoreline Community College
Two-quarter certificate in computer controlled machining is designed to make students readily employable in the state’s burgeoning airplane industry.
Eleven community and technical colleges in Washington state will soon offer a two-quarter certificate in computer-controlled machining, a course designed specifically to meet the needs of the aerospace industry.
The certificate, which includes college credit, is designed to make students readily employable in the state’s burgeoning airplane industry and to meet the needs of employers by quickly getting them workers with the required skills.
Washington faces a looming shortage of machinists as Boeing prepares to raise its production rates while many of its employees approach retirement age.
The initiative is part of a new national program, Right Skills Now, designed to respond to the talent crisis facing manufacturing industries. Patterned on a course developed by Shoreline Community College instructor Keith Smith, the program includes internships with local companies to help students make the transition from training to applying the skills.
The 11 Washington colleges are: Columbia Basin, Everett, Green River, Olympic, Shoreline, South Puget Sound and Yakima Valley community colleges along with Bates Technical College, Bellingham Technical College, Renton Technical College and Lake Washington Institute of Technology.
Source Article: 11 Community, Technical Colleges to Offer Aerospace-related Certificate
By: Dominic Gates, Seattle Times Aerospace Reporter