CNC Training Information Session on June 18 at Hawkeye Community College

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CNC is One of the Most Demanded Skills in the Cedar Valley

WATERLOO—Hawkeye Community College is offering a CNC (Computer Numeric Control) Training Information Session for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the CNC field. This special event is planned for Wednesday, June 18, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Center.

CNC skills are one of the most demanded skills by area employers in the Cedar Valley. Individuals can learn about the variety of skills in CNC, tour the training areas, and visit with the instructors. Interested individuals do not have to attend the session, but are encouraged to do so to get questions answered, to learn more information about the program, and to complete an application.

After completing the four-month CNC program, individuals may earn $12-$17 per hour, with wages increasing with skill and experience. Starting wages do not include overtime which is often an occurrence.

The CNC Machining Program prepares students for a high demand, entry-level position as a CNC machine operator or general machinist. CNC operators work in a variety of manufacturing environments and are trained to program, set-up, and operate a computer numerical control (CNC) machine, inspect parts, perform production runs and set-up jobs.

Classes begin Tuesday, July 22, and end on Wednesday, November 19, and meet two days a week from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. There is no admission requirement or entrance exam needed to take this course. Classes will be held at the Cedar Falls Center, located at 5330 Nordic Drive in Cedar Falls. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. Space is limited, and early registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call Business and Community Education at 319-296-4290.