Connecticut Department of Labor statistics indicate that the State-average annual salary for Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machinists is more than $43,000, with a strong occupational outlook due to the demands of employers engaged in Aerospace/Defense, Commercial/Industrial Products, and Medical Surgery/Implant Devices business sectors.
Through an innovative regional collaboration—Capital Workforce Partners, KRA client for the operation of the Greater Hartford American Job Center, and Goodwin College—15 AJC customers are participating in a 6-week CNC-relevant reading and math preparation course, generously funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, followed by an 18-credit CNC Machinist Training Program funded by WIOA.
CNC Machinists possess unique knowledge, skills, and abilities, making their expertise and services more valuable than some other types of professional machinists. They program and operate computer-controlled equipment, producing precision parts and tools for varied types of machinery, adhering to quality and safety standards through the maintenance of CNC equipment, records, and supplies.
The KRA/AJC Business Services Team will support program graduates with job-referral and -placement services, customized to their individual skill sets, providing employers in the region with reliable, CNC-trained workers for maintaining or expanding their businesses.