WoodGreen and George Brown College have come together to design a skills-based employment program that prepares participants for entry-level work in the manufacturing sector. The CNC/Precision Machining Program is offered at George Brown College.
Launched in partnership with employers committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable work environment, this free program provides financial support to help students pay for transportation, clothing and safety equipment throughout their training. Participants also have the opportunity to attend guest lectures to learn more about the experiences and successes of individuals working in trades.
What is CNC/Precision Machining?
Precision machining involves creating highly accurate and precise parts and components using specialized machines and tools. A machinist reads and interprets specifications and blueprints, calculates dimensions, and marks pieces for machining.
Precision machining techniques include turning, milling, drilling, and grinding. CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining uses computer programming to control the movements and operations of cutting tools and other machinery to manufacture precise and complex parts. CNC/Precision Machining is especially important in industries where precision and quality are vital, such as aerospace, medical, automotive, and electronics.
While you may occasionally be required to do some heavy lifting, CNC/Precision Machining places emphasis on skills, precision, and creativity rather than physical strength.
The program is delivered through in-person and online courses, including:
- 2D Mastercam and Computer Numerical Control
- Intermediate CNC
- Introduction to Machining
- Engineering Drawing
- Introduction to Mechanical CAD
Participants complete the CNC/Precision Machining Skills Training alongside WoodGreen’s Employability Skills Training, then apply their knowledge in an 8-week paid job placement.
- Academic Upgrading (required): Starts July 3 – August 4, 2023
- Employability Skills Training: August 8 – August 24, 2023
- Break: August 28 – September 8, 2023
- Skills Training: Starts September 11 – December 15, 2023
- Opportunity for 8-week paid work placement: January 9 – February 29, 2024 (following training)
Employability Skills Training
Delivery: Online and In-person
Paid Job Placement Opportunity
- One-on-one career counselling to help participants find employment
- Ontario post-secondary credits
- Information and resources on educational and career pathways