Skilled To Work: Precision Manufacturing and Machine Technology

A program at Northeast Mississippi Community College is teaching future machinists how to create anything with metal.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 5:09 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2019 9:28 AM

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A program at Northeast Mississippi Community College is teaching future machinists how to create anything with metal.

“If it’s made of metal or plastic, a machinist had something to do with it," Instructor Mike Snowden said.

The Precision Manufacturing and Machine Technology program lasts two years.

Students learn the basics of the industry and how to use a Vertical Machining Center.

A Vertical Machining Center is the technology machinist use to make several products we use every day.

After completion of this program, students will receive his or her associate’s degree and have the skills necessary to succeed in this career.

The starting salary for many in the field is $20 an hour.

For more information on how you can get into the program, or to learn more about precision manufacturing and machine technology, click here.

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