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TCCC to offer machinist training program through Duke grant

Machinist Grant at TCCC
Tri-County Community College is offering a unique machinist training opportunity through a Duke Energy grant for students interested in a career in machining and manufacturing with opportunities to have their fees waived.

“The Duke Energy grant helps fund our Workforce Advancement and Training Initiative goal of moving workers who are currently in assembly positions to more valuable skill positions,” said Paul Worley, director of workforce and economic development at Tri-County Community College.

According to Worley, the machinist training program will be a hybrid curriculum that allows for both online components and hands-on instruction through Tooling U-SME®.

“The entire program is comprised of three semesters, each lasting 16 weeks,” Worley said. “Students interested in enrolling should be prepared to make a commitment for the full duration of the program.”

Through the Duke Energy grant, students may receive up to $1,000 in fees waived throughout the duration of the program.

According to Worley, students interested in enrolling in the machinist training program at Tri-County Community College should have good math skills and the basic computer skills required for the online component of the course.

“This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in a career in machining and manufacturing, which is a fast-growing industry in Western North Carolina,” Worley said.

Classes for the machinist training program are scheduled to begin March 15. For more information, call Worley at 835-9564.