At a time when productivity and meeting the bottom line are critical to business success, employing a highly skilled and educated workforce can mean the difference between a good investment and a high risk.

The CNC (computer numeric controlled) Production Specialist certification (CCI) enables participants to show their knowledge of computer-aided programming systems of CAD/CNC coupling and the CIM environment. They are able to generate CNC programs on their own with a graphical programming system and to apply their knowledge to multi-axial turning and milling centers. Topics will include application software, input and output devices, CAD system 2D/3D, menu-tablet-oriented operation, basic drawing commands, object snap functions, editing functions, layers, formats, CAD/CAM coupling, CAD 3D/CNC coupling, CNC operation, graphical simulation, CNC machining, and much more.

Other certifications include the CPT Certification which covers the 4 critical work activities: Safety, Quality & Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness.  Next is the CLT Certification which covers core competency areas: the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and mid-level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Certification.


  • Workers who need to improve their job skills
  • Workers whose jobs may be at risk, or workers who have lost a job and need to return to the workforce
  • Individuals coming out of the military
  • People wanting to move into a technical and highly valuable career
  • Improved employee engagement and input

  • Competency Model


    The competency model framework for Advanced Manufacturing was developed through a collaborative effort involving the Employment and Training Administration and leading industry organizations to ensure the model reflects the knowledge and skills needed by today's workforce. Completed in April 2010, the updated model contains new information on Sustainable and Green Manufacturing, as well as updated key behaviors in several competency areas.

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    NAM Approved

    The NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System validates the skills and competencies of incoming workers and can also be used to upgrade and hone the skills of current employees to meet the changing demands of new technologies, processes, or job descriptions. Skill certifications reduce the risk in hiring and promotion, and can save employers time and money.

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