EVENDALE (FOX19) -- Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center will conduct informal ceremonies Thursday at its Evendale headquarters to celebrate the completion of its inaugural machine operators training course.
The program was designed to teach the skills required to operate metalworking lathes, mills and grinders in a high-tech manufacturing environment and also prepare students to earn a National Institute for Metalworking Skills certificate.
“The response we’ve received so far from students, and from employers, has been exceptionally favorable,” said Jim Bax, the center's business manager supervising the program. “We’ll make a few refinements for the next class, but for the most part this seems to be what our advisory board members told us they wanted. In fact, we’re now developing two other advanced manufacturing certificate programs.”