A partnership between Thomas Nelson Community College and Continental will help train future machinists to meet the Peninsula’s growing need for skilled personnel. Programmers and operators use computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines to cut and shape metal parts and components to meet precise specifications.
Beginning Aug. 21, classes for a Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Precision Machining Technology will take place at the Continental AG plant in Newport News. The facility is part of the engine systems unit of Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.’s powertrain division and produces fuel injectors and more as a supplier to car manufacturers.
Registration for an eight-week session is open now at www.tncc.edu/AIM. As an incentive, Continental employees may join the class 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. during first shift.
Classes will cover designing and creating machined products with CNC machines. Students can complete the Precision Machining Technology CSC in nearly six months.
For more information, email STEMoffie@tncc.edu or call 757-825-2898 or 1-844-810-8832.