Earn two industry credentials in only six months


OCTOBER 5, 2015

– If you are currently unemployed, underemployed, or looking to move into a new career field, this fall Guilford Technical Community College will offer a short-term occupational training program in machining. GTCC’s Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining Training program can get you started on a high-paying career path.

CNCThe six-month program (October 22 – May 6, 2016) includes training in manual machining, blue print reading (BPR) and metrology, CNC turning and CNC milling. Students will learn to interpret blueprints, set up manual and CNC machines, perform basic and advanced machining operations, and make decisions to ensure that work quality is maintained. They’ll also receive assistance with job-interviewing skills, resume-writing and communication skills.

Upon completion of the training, students will earn two industry credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) as well as the NC Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), an employability credential that verifies an employee is skilled in three essential areas: reading for information, applied math and locating information.

In addition, all students who successfully complete the training will have the option of transferring their training towards credit for the Computer Integrated Machining certificate program at GTCC. If you are mechanically-minded and possess an aptitude for math, CNC Machining could be your next career.

“The CNC Machining Training program was designed in response to feedback from Piedmont Triad employers who indicated they have numerous job openings but typically cannot find qualified applicants,” said Amy Eberle, occupational training interim coordinator. “This training is a great opportunity for those who wish to transition into a growing industry and who have the aptitude. Machining is a field where an employee can grow.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for machinists in May 2014 was $24.13 per hour and $50,200 per year.

The CNC Machining Training program is a partnership between GTCC’s Corporate and Continuing Education division and the Guilford County Workforce Development Board.

Interested applicants must submit an application of interest online at Candidates will go through a screening process to identify the most qualified applicants to help ensure student success. For more information, contact the Quick Careers Training Office by calling 336-334-4822, ext. 53108 or e-mailing

The cost of the training is $376 (plus approximately $345 for books/supplies). Applicants may qualify for financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is administered through the Guilford County NCWorks Career Centers.

Classes will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday (class hours will vary) on GTCC’s Greensboro Campus, 3505 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro. For more information, visit

Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at