Dec 20 2012
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Spaces are still available in the "fast-track" Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining program for GED recipients at New River Community College. Students may register for the program until classes begin on Tuesday, January 22. The program will prepare students for jobs as entry-level machine operators in less than one year. Students will learn fundamental machine shop operations such as bench work, layout, use of measuring tools and shop safety. Numerical control techniques such as metal forming, machine processes, reading and interpreting blueprints and working drawings, and program writing will also be covered.
"This program provides an opportunity for GED graduates to learn a trade that's in demand in the New River Valley," says Jenny Bolte, director of transitional programs. "Students can complete the program in less than a year and be eligible for jobs that provide family sustaining wages."
Support for the program comes from the Virginia Department of Education Office of Adult Education and Literacy and PluggedInVA, a Career Pathways program for adult learners.
More information is available by contacting the NRCC Office of Transitional Programs at 540-674-3682 or GED@nr.edu .