Enroll Now in EvCC’s Precision Machining Program: Info Sessions May 20, June 17

Updated: May 21, 2014

Contact: 425-388-9570

Enroll Now in EvCC’s Precision Machining Program 
Information Session June 17

EVERETT, WA – Learn about Everett Community College's precision machining program and find out why 90 percent of the program’s graduates are employed within 30 days at an information session at 3 p.m. June 17.

The information session is at EvCC, 2000 Tower St., in Index Hall, Room 109. For a free parking pass email Daniela Le Meur at dlemeur@everettcc.edu or call 425-388-9570.

EvCC’s precision machining program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions as conventional or CNC (computer numerical control) machine operators. 

Students can earn a certificate in two quarters or a two-year degree. 

In the past year, 90 percent of graduates from the program have found employment within 30 days, said Buzz Loring, EvCC Corporate & Continuing Education Employment Solutions Manager. 

Terrance Hall, 29, of Everett completed the program in June 2013 and was offered a job the week before he earned his precision machining certificate. 

Prior to earning his certificate, he was doing construction work and any other work he could get to support his family, including his newborn daughter.     

“I was doing anything that would put food on the table. My wife saw a program at the college and she came home and told me about it, and I knew I wanted to do it,” he said. “As soon as I got into the program, I fell in love with it.”

He now has a full-time job with benefits, including health care for his wife and daughter. 

In 2013, companies had 400 advanced manufacturing job openings in Snohomish County. Those jobs were at companies such as Esterline, Avtech Corp-360, Umbra Cuscinetti, Windspeed Technical Solutions, Airgas Inc. and Boeing. 

The number of job openings in Snohomish County and Washington state is expected to increase. By 2022, our state expects the demand for Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining operators to increase 28 percent. For machinists, job growth is estimated at 35 percent. 

For more information about EvCC’s precision machining program, visit www.everettcc.edu/machining/