Horst Engineering was represented at the grand opening of the CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology Program at Lincoln Technical Institute’s East Windsor, Connecticut campus.
As the need for the next generation of skilled manufacturing workers increases, Lincoln Tech is the latest organization to launch a precision machining training curriculum. The inaugural class has 20 students. Over the course of the 10 month certificate program, they will learn the basics of CNC Turning and CNC Milling.
Lincoln Tech offers a similar curriculum at sites in New Jersey, Indiana, and Texas. Haas Automation and Mastercam are both partners in the program and their machine tools and software were on display at the state of the art machining laboratory. We have friends at the New England Haas Factory Outlet, and at CNC Software the makers of Mastercam, and many of them joined us for the ribbon cutting and tour.
Lincoln Tech is a private for-profit enterprise, and the latest institution to enter the manufacturing workforce development market. We have worked closely with Goodwin College, Manchester Community College, and Asnuntuck Community College to strengthen their precision machining programs. All of the schools and their business partners need to collaborate. Only with a coordinated effort, will our state, region, and country solve the shortage of advanced manufacturing workers.
More background on Lincoln Tech:
Lincoln Technical Institute (formerly known as Baran Institute of Technology) is situated on 40 acres in East Windsor, Connecticut.
The East Windsor campus offers Diploma programs in a variety of exciting career fields which America is built on, including Automotive, Skilled Trades such as HVAC and Welding Technology, and more. From solid technical knowledge to hands-on training on industry-specific equipment, Lincoln’s curriculum gives you the tools you need to be successful.
Our East Windsor campus is the largest provider of welders in Connecticut, and one of the state’s largest providers of HVAC graduates. (In fact, nearly 1 in 5 Connecticut HVAC technicians trained at Lincoln Tech in either East Windsor or New Britain.) Now we look forward to growing our state’s workforce for a new industry – computerized manufacturing!