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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 .

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