Finger Lakes Community College is taking applications for the six-month advanced manufacturing machinist training program that starts in September at G.W. Lisk Co. in Clifton Springs.
“There is still a significant demand for trained machinists in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. All students of the past four sessions have had job offers, while most had secured employment by graduation,” said Lynn Freid, FLCC director of workforce development.
Anyone interested in the program should contact the college at (585) 785-1906 to reserve a seat for the information session on Wednesday, July 22, at 8:45 a.m. at G.W. Lisk, 2 South St.
The class runs Sept. 14 through March 18, 2016. A high school diploma or equivalency diploma and a valid driver’s license are required. No prior experience is necessary. “Our students have ranged from high school graduates to older workers looking for a more stable career,” Freid added.
FLCC started the program in partnership with G.W. Lisk Co. in 2011 in response to the rising need for machinists among advanced manufacturing firms. It has since expanded to ITT Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls, where the classes run March to September. Holding the classes at a manufacturing firm ensures that students will understand current workplace equipment and procedures, Freid says.