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Machinist Training


A career in Machining is one that can last a lifetime. Unlike the typical manufacturing job you will not wear out your body with heavy physical labor. This is a career you can retire from.

The modern machinist is a clean and light impact position where you will use your mind to solve problems and create products. You will work with your hands and create things that you can be proud of and learn to program computers to do the hard work for you. This career is in demand and will continue to be in demand into the future.

Length of Training:  10 months

Next training begins: End of September 2016

Time of Training: Evenings 5 - 9 pm, Mondays - Thursdays

Expected wage: $17.75/hr (Current ONET median wages)

Credentials: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials, Certificate of accomplishment in CNC Machining

College Credits Earned: 18 credits through Hennepin Technical College


  • GED required
  • Criminal background is NOT a barrier

Additional services:

While enrolled and after completion you will work with an assigned coach to help you find a position in this field. Your coach can help with everything from job search to resume writing. Your coach will also be able to help with your transportation needs and connect you with attire needed both for the training/workplace and for interviews. You will have access to financial coaching through the program to help you meet your personal financial goals, from debt reduction and credit building, to planning for the future. You will also have access to a variety of soft skill and work readiness trainings to make sure that once you find a job you know how to keep it.  

Contact: Carrie Lindberg, 612-787-3771,

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