Teens, adults can learn about machining for free

Teens and adults can test-drive careers in manufacturing during a series of free Introduction to CNC Machining camps offered by the Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (MAMC).

Participants will learn computer-aided design and CNC operation and programming as they design and produce parts to assemble into a working air-piston engine. Camps for teens and young adults (ages 18 to 24) as well as older adults will be conducted at MAMC in both Huntington and South Charleston. Camps runs four to eight days each. No experience is necessary.

The camps run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Lunch will be provided.

Dates and locations are:
– May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28: Huntington (adult)
– June 3-6: South Charleston (ages 16 to 24)
– June 17-20: South Charleston (ages 16-24)
– June 24-27, July 1-2: South Charleston, (ages 16-24)
– July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9: South Charleston (adult)
– July 15-18, July 22-25: South Charleston (ages 16-24)
– Aug. 5-8: Huntington (adult)

The Introduction to CNC Machining camps are an initiative of America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), a U.S. Department of Defense-funded program to boost American manufacturing by introducing individuals to machining and the machine tools trades. Funding for the teen and young adult camps provided by the Great Kanawha Valley Foundation.

To register for any of the ACE camps, visit www.mfg.marshall.edu/cnc-bootcamps.

April 29, 2024

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