Diversified Industrial Staffing, a provider of skilled labor talent, announced the launch of a new CNC machinist training school this month. As a national program starting in Michigan, the Skilled Labor Training Centers will feature online and classroom CNC machinist training programs for eligible students.
“With the current, and future, shortage of CNC machinists, there is a massive need for the next generation of skilled CNC machinists," says CEO Todd Palmer. “In 2012, 53 percent of skilled-trade workers in the U.S. were 45 years and older, according to EMSI, and 18.6 percent were between the ages of 55 and 64. We believe this is a powerful opportunity for the student who isn’t interested or able to attend a traditional university or community college, but wants a viable, well paid career.”
Although there are existing training programs for CNC machinists through community colleges, Skilled Labor Training Centers will offer more, having partnered with a software provider who has successfully trained over 5,000 machinists through online and virtual training classes.
“At Skilled Labor Training Centers, students will be able to get the equivalent of 18 months of training and experience, in a 12- to 16-week program,” Mr. Palmer says. “Our online, mobile training program has changed the game in the education space. It allows us to reach students anywhere with an internet connection.”
Skilled Labor Training Centers will launch its first class this spring in Metro Detroit and is accepting applications from interested students via its website, real-job.org.