Manufacturing Assistance Center


Classes Scheduled to Begin August 30th, 2021

Skilled workers are the most critical element of successful companies. 

Regardless of your prior experience, the MAC offers several training options for individuals interested in a rewarding career in manufacturing.  Our full-time programs run Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:00 pm and provide individuals with quality training backed by a world-renowned university.

Grants and scholarships are available to assist with expenses. Over 90% of all student funding comes from industry, state, and workforce grants.

Our program is made possible through federal, state, local and scholarship funding sources. 94% of eligible students complete the program at no cost. Our recruiter works with each student prior to enrolling to determine funding eligibility and what, if any cost can be expected out of pocket.

Full-Time Training
The MAC will be offering full-time training courses that will prepare students for careers in manufacturing. Prior to enrollment, all applicants must pass a Basic Math test administered by MAC staff. Individuals who are interested in any of our programs are encouraged to contact the MAC to arrange a tour.

Basic Machining— a $6,500 value **Scholarships and Grants Available to Cover Costs** — 8 Weeks (280 hours; Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
This training program combines classroom, shop, and machine time to develop a trainee with manual machining and tooling skills. Conventional machining including operation of mills, lathes, grinders, saws; use of micrometers and calipers; applied math through trigonometry and print reading. The final 2 weeks will cover an introduction to CNC machines.

For more information, call (814) 827-4437 or e-mail

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