Tunxis EDAC Advanced Manufacturing (T.E.A.M.)
Tunxis Community College and EDAC Technologies Corporation partner together to offer a unique and state-of-the-art program for an Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate.
This machine operator training responds to Connecticut manufacturing demand for a workforce with advanced skills.
“The Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Program has strategic importance to EDAC,” said Mark McDonald, President and CEO of EDAC. “Our forecasted business growth, driven by strong customer demand, requires the continued development of manufacturing resources and skillsets. This program will provide the vehicle to address that demand as well as supporting economic growth in Connecticut.”
The Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program includes classroom instruction and hands-on shop floor training at EDAC Technologies state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. It is accredited by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS). The accelerated instruction will provide skills in Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining, tool making, programming inspection, and other areas, which will enable students to complete the program’s one-year curriculum in about six months.
Following the six months of initial training, selected students will be offered six-month paid internships at EDAC Technologies. After the internships, two-year company sponsored apprenticeships are offered. During this period students can choose from a number of specialty areas and work at EDAC’s Farmington, Cheshire or Newington sites. Graduates of the program will be qualified for entry-level manufacturing positions, with starting salaries around $40,000 a year.
Credits from the Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate can be applied to an associate degree in Technology Studies: Machine Technology. Those who then complete the associate degree will be guaranteed admission to Central Connecticut State University’s School of Technology or Charter Oak State College, where students can earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, industrial technology or technology education.
To apply, please contact Victor Mitchell, director of Business & Industry Services at Tunxis, at 860.314.4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Completion of a standard intake process at EDAC Technologies Corporation is also an application requirement. Financial aid and payment plans are available for those qualifying students.