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Another NJTMA Member Takes Advantage Of Apprenticeship Program, Helps Advance Key Employee.

Dario Manzano (left), CNC set-up & programs operator, promoted from machine operator at Trend Machine, a member of the NJTMA, receives his U.S. Department of Labor Journeyperson Apprenticeship Certificate.  Presenting the certificate is John Solis (right), owner of Trend Machine.

The apprenticeship program was sponsored by the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development and is supported and promoted by the NJTMA.


Mr. Manzano completed 2000 hours of on-the-job training and online academic Related Technical Training (RTI) from Camden County College.  That RTI resulted in his receiving a 13 Credit Academic Certificate in Precision Machining Technology.

The 13 Credit Academic Certificate in Precision Machining Technology (PMT) curriculum consists of the following:


• CIM-101 Machine Shop Practices (3 credits).• CIM-221 CNC Programming & CAM (4 credits).• CIM-202 Conventional Machinist (3 credits).• CIM- 219 CNC Machinist (3 credits)


All 13 credits can be directly applicable to an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Integrated Manufacturing.


This program provides the following 11 NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) certifications:


1. Measurement, Material, & Safety

2. Job Planning & Bench Work

3. Drill Press

4. Manual Mill Lathe Work & Chucking

5. Lathe Work

6. Turning between Centers

7. CNC Mill & Set-up Operations

8. CNC Lathe Set-up & Operation

9. CNC Mill Programming

10. CNC Lathe Programming

11. Surface Grinding

As the country continues to shorten its manufacturing supply lines and restore its manufacturing base, apprenticeship programs provide a vital service in helping manufacturing employers train and retain qualified employees.

For more information on this program and how to get involved:


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