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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

In Other News...

Oilers' Win Overturned by OVL

OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/6/15) — The Owensboro Oilers' 3-2 win against the visiting Hopkinsville Hoppers played on July 1 has… Read More

Oilers Double up Dubois County, 6-3

HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (7/6/15) — Owensboro doubled up Dubois County 6-3 in an Ohio Valley League game on Sunday. As a… Read More

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15569

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 8153

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 4195

KMA Reminds Motorists of New Kentucky Red Light…

by David Holt
July 01, 2015 3547

Police Seeking Public Help in Locating Subject…

by SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 3429

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45938

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15569

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 06, 2015 3127

Man Accused of Choking Girlfriend, Threatening to…

by SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 1911

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
July 07, 2015 1748

White Plains Man Accused of Firing Shotgun at Car…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 1332

Driving on Suspended License, Alleged Fleeing…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 1315

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 976

KLC to Hold Free OSHA Training for West Kentucky

by Daniel Lowry
July 06, 2015 723

Swingin' for Sadie Scholarship Recipients

by Karen Robinson
July 06, 2015 719

Kentuckians Touched by Organ Donation Featured on…

by Karen McKnight
July 06, 2015 698

City Launches New Website, Online Payment System

by Leslie Curneal
July 06, 2015 668

Two Vehicle Head on Collision Sends Two to Local…

by SurfKY News