Manufacturing Assistance Center

Skilled workers are the most critical element of successful companies.

Regardless of your prior experience, the MAC offers several training options for individuals interested in a rewarding career in manufacturing. Our full-time programs run Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:00 pm and provide individuals with quality training backed by a world-renowned university.

Grants and scholarships are available to assist with expenses. Over 90% of all student funding comes from industry, state, and workforce grants.

Our program is made possible through federal, state, local and scholarship funding sources. 94% of eligible students complete the program at no cost. Our recruiter works with each student prior to enrolling to determine funding eligibility and what, if any cost can be expected out of pocket.

Full-Time Training

The MAC will be offering full-time training courses that will prepare students for careers in manufacturing. Prior to enrollment, all applicants must pass a Basic Math test administered by MAC staff. Individuals who are interested in any of our programs are encouraged to contact the MAC to arrange a tour.

Basic Machining — a $6,500 value **Scholarships and Grants Available to Cover Costs** — 6 Weeks (188 hours; Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM)
This training program combines classroom, shop, and machine time to develop a trainee with manual machining and tooling skills. Conventional machining including operation of mills, lathes, grinders, saws; use of micrometers and calipers; applied math through trigonometry and print reading.

CNC Programming and Operations — a $6,500 value **Scholarships and Grants Available to Cover Costs** — 6 Weeks (188 hours; Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM)
Students learn the CNC programming and operation skills employers find most difficult to connect with in our region’s job market. Students will learn the theory of G-code machine language programming, production set-up, tool selection, and the care and maintenance of the CNC mill and lathe.

Evening Classes — reach out to a MAC representative to inquire about possible evening classes as options might change due to demand.

For more information or to inquire about evening classes, call (814) 827-4437 or e-mail

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