Posted on 2/2/14
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 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 06, 2015 4871

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 4782

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 4115

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 3801

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3274

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13434

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11490

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 09, 2015 834

Travis Ipox Appointed as New Agency Manager of…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 822

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 709

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 596

OPINION: No Simple Answer to Violent Attacks

by Ron Sanders
October 09, 2015 583

2016 Kynect Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 519

Rider Killed in Motorcycle Collision with Bucket…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 473

LG&E, KU Utility-Scale Solar Facility…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 419

McConnell Comments on Court Decision Halting WOTUS

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 399

A.G. Conway Issues Statement Regarding Sixth…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 392

Whitfield Ushers Legislation to Lift 40-Year Ban…

by SurfKY News