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Congratulations to our CITC graduates! See who they are and where they are working.
Cleveland Industrial Training Center Graduates.
Jarraya A. — Norman Noble Inc.
R. Bryce A. — ATI Machining
太阳城3W. Russell B. — Precision Production
Joshua C. — GearTec Inc.
Aaron H. — NN Mobile Solutions
太阳城3Buddy H. — Lincoln Electric
Andrew H. — Precision Production
Logan K. — MDF Tool Corporation
太阳城3Ashley N. — Jergens Inc.
Ronald P. — General Plug & Mfg. Co.
太阳城3Michael P. — Precision Production
太阳城3Billy R. — Lincoln Electric
Thomas W. — Achilles Aerospace Products
Ronald W. — JH Industries Inc.
THE PLAIN DEALER
By Marcia Pledge
Men rebuild their lives, careers.
太阳城3Michael Johnson wanted to be optimistic as he flipped through a brochure for the Towards Employment agency in March. Yet all he felt was skepticism. A fruitless six-month job search makes a 21-year-old feel that way.
太阳城3Towards Employment is one of 20 social-service agencies that benefit from this year’s Plain Dealer Holiday Spirit drive. Since 1976, Towards Employment has served more than 100,000 people. It helps people land and keep jobs.
“I was skeptical because of what some people told me about the job-readiness program. It’s not easy. You have to really work hard,”Johnson said.
太阳城3The agency’s clients vary greatly. Some have never touched a computer. Others need help with soft skills like communication.Everybody gets interview training.
Johnson credits the agency for helping him get two jobs. A 30-day work experience turned into a full-time job at Planet Aid, a Solon nonprofit that collects and sells donated clothes to support impoverished areas around the world. And Towards Employment sent him to the Cleveland Industrial Training Center, where the director later recommended him to an employer. Brooklyn Heights-based Profile Grinding hired Johnson in September, a month before he finished his machinist training.
“It worked out for me better than I ever expected,” Johnson said.
“I never had to look for a job. Jobs came to me. But I was totally prepared for all of it. Towards Employment helps break down the employment process with test questions and scenarios. I brought in my A game and used everything they taught me. I was pumped.”
Turn of the Screw
In Tepid Job Scene, Certain Workers Are in Hot Demand'
Swiss-Style' Machinists Doing Ultra-Precise Tasks Typify Shortage of Skills
Mr. Schrader Gets Courted
太阳城3By TIMOTHY AEPPEL
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
HOLYOKE, Mass. --Two years ago, Robert Schrader got a call from a recruiter tryingto lure him from his job in New Hampshire to opportunities as far away as Florida. Heeventually took a new position in Massachusetts, after he had negotiated a raise, anexpense-paid move and better health coverage. Since then, his old boss in NewHampshire has tried to woo him back. Mr. Schrader isn't a hotshot young executive with a Harvard MBA. He's a machinist.
That group in recent times has been associated more with unemployment lines thanwith the corporate recruiting circuit. But Mr. Schrader isn't your average blue-collarworker. He is a "Swiss style" machinist, a specialty developed more than a centuryago to make tiny, very precise gears and shafts for the European watch industry.More recently, Swiss-style machining has been married with advanced computertechnology to become essential in the precision manufacture of a wide range ofproducts, from bone screws to roller balls for Bic pens. Mr. Schrader's employer inHolyoke, Marox Corp., makes medical implants and instruments.
The steady flow of skilled immigrants whoonce filled many top craftsman jobs has dried up. The result is that at a time whenmany U.S. industrial jobs have been lost to low-cost countries such as China,American factories have a shortage of certain highly skilled workers. Other hotfactory skills include some types of specialty welding and workers adept atprogramming the latest computerized production machinery. Mr. Schrader andotherslike him are part of a new working-class elite in such demand that someemployers are even offering signing bonuses of a few thousand dollars.The shortage comes at a bad time for U.S. manufacturers, who are finally seeing anupswing in business. If they can't find the skilled workers they need, manycompanies could ultimately find it tougher to remain players in globally competitivemarkets.
太阳城3Since the latest machinery is increasingly available in many other parts of the worldas well, "the only way to keep a competitive edge is by having the skilled people whoknow how to get the most out of those machines," says Stephen Mandes, executivedirector of the National Institute of Metalworking Skills, a group that sets worker skillstandards.
太阳城3Some companies arealready turning away business for lack of expert workers. Accu-Swiss Inc., which makes specialized metal parts for medical and defense industries,has turned down between 10% and 20% of potential business this year for lack ofSwiss-style machinists to staff its factory, says Sohel Sareshwala, president of theOakdale, Calif., company.
太阳城3The Cleveland Industrial Training Center is offering a CNC Swiss Machine Operations Program. They recently submitted the program to Workforce Area #5 for consideration of approval. The program was approved and will address the growing need for competent operators of this technology. More and more machining companies are transitioning to these machines as they realize the long-term benefit over conventional CNC processes. The program provides both classroom instruction and hands on experience. CITC, located on Brookpark Road in Cleveland offers the only Swiss Machine Operations program in Ohio. In Lake County, eighteen (18) companies utilize this machinery and have a combined 91 installed machines. 12% of the installed CNC Swiss-type high precision market is in Lake County which ranks #6 in Ohio. Companies in Lake County utilizing this technology include: Highland Products (13 machines), Trust/Miltronics (10 machines), Astro Medical (14 machines), Cobb Industries (6 machines), Arrow Machine (1 machine), Worthington Precision (3 machines), Kaeper Machine (1 machine), Star Precision (1 machine), Accurate Metal (7 machines), Guyer Precision (12 machines), No Limit Swiss (2 machines), Apollo (1 machine), Slabe (6 machines), Quality CNC (7 machines), Duke Manufacturing (1 Machine), TC Service (1 machine), Fluid Line Products (2 machines), and Swagelok (3 machines).
CITC, which employs eight (8) individuals, all graduates of their program, works closely with area employers. Tim Duffy, CITC Director informs that all graduates of this program have been placed. As of this date, no one is enrolled and there are at least 10 additional job openings. In short, the demand is there for this program.
Swiss machine technology allows for the machining of very small parts with the same rigidity utilized with conventional CNC machines on larger parts. Because of a revolutionary design concept, CNC Swiss lathes are able to machine small diameters without the deflection of material or vibration often encountered on standard lathes.
CNC Training Program
Students Acquiring Manufacturing Skills
Applicant Information for Lincoln Electric
Students Acquiring Manufacturing Skills - CNC Training Program.
Cleveland Industrial Training Center’s CNC Training Program is a 272 hour training program combined with a 320 hour paid internship that is focused on the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as an operator on a CNC Mill or Lathe.
The program starts off with 272 hours of technical training, covering:
太阳城3Students who successfully complete all training and attendance requirements of the technical training will begin an 8 week, 40 hour per week, paid internship at Lincoln Electric.
Students who successfully complete the program will receive an employment offer from Lincoln Electric.
Call Tim Duffy for details!!!! 216-459-9292