CCCTC is mindful of the various opportunities in manufacturing, which is why they offer two manufacturing-related programs for adults and High School students: AWS Sense Welding program and the Machine Trades Program. Students are trained by instructors who have work experience and credentials in manufacturing. Not only are students trained by professionals, they are being trained on advanced technology in CCCTC’s newly updated lab.
Students in the programs are trained and taught the fundamentals for shielded metal arc welding, flux corded arc welding, gas metal arc welding, tungsten inert gas welding, CNC machine skills and CNC plasma cutter. Students will be able to design, implement, and evaluate joining methods and recognize metallurgy, blueprint reading, and fabrication techniques and welding inspection. Students not only complete class work but also put their knowledge to use by assisting local business and the community with various projects.
CCCTC is very proud of their programs and the credentials students can earn at the end of the training. The welding program students are eligible to take the American Welding Society (AWS) Certification exams and the machine trades students can sit for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certification exams.
CCCTC is continually updating and improving their programs. CCCTC has recently purchased Virtual Welders for the welding program. This program will allow students additional time to practice skills outside of the lab. In addition, as the amount of manufacturers adding new technology and robotics to their shops increases, CCCTC students will be ready. CCCTC is currently working on developing an Apprenticeship or Work Based Learning component to the Machine Trades Program by working closely with the effort of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition.
CCCTC offers Customized Training for individuals that want to increase a specific skill or learn a new skill. Customized Training can also be beneficial for manufacturers that want to send an employee for a specific type of training.
CCCTC has a message for Manufacturers: students enrolled in the Welding and Machining program work hard and are willing to share their projects with the public. CCCTC has open invitations for Manufacturers to come and visit their facility. CCCTC appreciates any motivation employers can provide to students and their information about the numerous job opportunities. Students are always looking for work and are prepared to do demonstrations for employers. Students love to have guests from businesses and industries to come in and share stories and let them know what is happening in the industry.
Columbiana County Career & Technical Center is dedicated to providing a hands on education that will prepare students for today’s workforce.
Take the initiative by stopping in to see the Welding and Machine Trades program and the students enrolled in the programs!