Skilled to Work: Precision Manufacturing and Machine Technology

A program at NEMCC is training the next generation of machinist.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 8:15 PM
Updated: Jun 17, 2019 8:15 PM

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road while they were traveling nearly every product used is manufactured or built by trained workers. many of those products are built with products crafted by machinists. w-t-v-a's kayla thompson continues our skilled to work series with a look at how a growing field adapts to the changes in technology. "as a kid i was always interested in building things, tearing things apart, and building things with my hands." -anthony harden anthony hardin is a former student of the precision manufacturing and machine technology program at northeast mississippi community college... hardin says the program requires concentration but it is rewarding... "the precision manufacturing program is definitely challenging... i wouldn't say it was hard, but it is a constant challenge everyday you're learning new things. the instructors make it easy to learn. with the skills learned during the two-year course students will go on to make many of the products we use everyday... if it's made of metal or plastic a machinist had something to do with it." during the course...instruc tor mike snowden gives students a hands-on lesson on how to create a number of products through a machine. "products range from automobiles, lawnmowers, orthopedic devices, orthopedic products, appliances, light fixtures, pretty much everything you see in a room has been affected by a machinist in some way or another. stand up: over the two years. students learn how to use a vertical machining center. (pause for nats gopro shot) a vertical machining center is the technology used to cut and mold metal into anything.... with this knowledge, 95 percent of the students who've completed the program find work... "as a graduate of this program i've been afforded many opportunities in the workplace. (promo video) the starting salary for many in this industry is 2o dollars an hour...for anthony hardin...knowing that his work makes a difference is priceless... "when you see the things, you're building from orthopedics to replacement knees it keeps you motivate 2019-2020 classes begin on august 19th..reporting in booneville kt wtva 9 news.. for more information on this program...head over to wtva dot com. police in tennessee
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