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Ivy Tech Celebrates Completion of 10th CNC Class

On Friday, August 12th students, family members, local employers, WorkOne employment advisors and representatives from Ivy Tech Corporate College gathered to celebrate the completion of the 10th CNC Machining Class.

The ceremony presented 5 students with their certificates of completion. Instructor John Ludlow praised the group for their hard work and dedication before passing out their certificates.  Once again, the class exceeded the number of NIMS (National Institute for Metal Working Skills) certifications by earning a total of 21 NIMS certifications. 

After the ceremony, the students gave a tour of the shop and demonstrated their new skills for their guests.


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Dean of the School of Technology, David Will also announced that the program was nominated for recognition from the National Council for Workforce Education.

From Ivy Tech:

Today, Corporate College received AWESOME NEWS! Our CNC Machining Program has been nominated for a national award.

Our CNC Operator program consists of 225 clock hours of instruction and training. Students will be taught the entry-level skills required for securing employment in the CNC Machining Industry. Our goal is to equip these students with the tools to successfully become National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certified; in the following areas. 
Machining Level 1, (Measurement, Materials & Safety) 
Machining Level 1, (Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout)
Machining Level 1, (CNC Turning, Operations) 
Machining Level 1, (CNC Milling, Operations)

To date there has been a total of 48 students successfully complete the training. Throughout this course each student attempts 4 NIMS certification exams. During the course’s history there has been 189 NIMS attempts and 185 NIMS certification achieved, giving the course a 98% certification completion.

There’s still time to enroll in the next cohort. Class beings on September 20th.