Training and upgrading on-the-job worker skills is vital in a job market critically short of skilled labor. The NJ Community College Consortium is committed to doing their part to address this nationwide problem. Recently, we were able to take another major step forward:
Andrew Seaman (CNC machinist promoted from machinist, in the center), at Day Tool & Mfg (a US Army veteran owned organization) receives his Operator One Apprenticeship Completion from the United States Department of Labor. Presenting the certificate is retired Colonel Anthony Lamastra (from the New Jersey Technology & Manufacturing Association, on the right) and Judd Callahan (President & CEO of Day Tool & Mfg. on the left). The apprenticeship program was sponsored by the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development.
Mr. Seaman completed 2000 hours of on the job training and online academic Related Technical Training (RTI) from Camden County College. That RTI resulted in their 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) • CIM-221 (Conventional Machinist) • CIM-202 (CNC Machinist) • CIM- 219 (Programming & CAM)
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
The NJTMA fully supports the exceptional work being done through the NJ Community College Consortium and we look forward to supporting this program in any way we can.