octcOwensboro, KY (7/3/13) – If you have an eye for detail, Owensboro Community and Technical College’s Computerized Manufacturing & Machining could be your path to a lucrative career.

Computerized Manufacturing & Machining is a high demand field where the technology is rapidly changing. Some machines use water or lasers to cut.  Others use more traditional methods. OCTC students build special skills, including precision measurement and shop-related blueprint reading, as they create their own projects.

Graduates may go to work in machine shops or a variety of industries. If you earn a degree in Computerized Manufacturing and Machining, chances are you won’t spend long looking for a job.

“The job prospects are reminiscent of what nursing has been in the past several years,” said Howard Burton of Ken-Tron Manufacturing, a member of the advisory council for CMM. “Even in the down times, people with those abilities are never out of work.”

OCTC works closely with industry in the Owensboro region to meet the demand for skilled workers to fill new jobs and replace retirees, said Danny Moseley, Computerized Manufacturing & Machining program coordinator. Graduates of the program are in such high demand that many have jobs before they graduate.

“We get calls from all over,” Moseley said.

The average annual salary is $40,650 for a machinist in Kentucky, according to Kentucky Labor Market Information. Wages vary according to experience and area of specialization.

The public is invited to an open house from 10 a.m. to noon and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 11 in the Advanced Technology Center on OCTC’s main campus. Those attending will have a chance to meet OCTC instructors and tour the “state-of-the-art" facilities.

For more information about OCTC’s Computerized Manufacturing & Machining, contact Danny Moseley at 270-686-4441 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SurfKY News
Information provided by Tracy McQueen

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10509

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5844

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 22, 2015 4919

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4856

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 3876

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 14629

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10509

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 27, 2015 3859

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 1532

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1110

Legislators Preview Election 2015

by KET
August 27, 2015 867

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 842

Driver Injured after Swerving to Avoid Striking…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 493

Remember Alison Parker, Adam Ward Not the Killer

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 478

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Child…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 425

Rep. Steve Riggs Challenges State, Local…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 403

Jobless Rates down in 115 Kentucky Counties in…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 387

Four Face Meth Charges

by SurfKY News