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WITC students hear good news about job market

WITC Machine Tooling Instructor Olaf Wick, left, gives Phillips-Medisize Manager Tim Eke a tour of WITC’s machine tooling lab.

(3/19/15)

NEW RICHMOND – They heard the words college students want to hear: “You’re in the right career at the right time. There are jobs out there for you.” Those words came from Phillips-Medisize Mold Manufacturing Manager Tim Eke, when he spoke with first- and second-year machine tooling students on the WITC-New Richmond campus. Accompanying Eke was Jenny Bannink, a Phillips-Medisize mold maker and 2009 graduate of the WITC-New Richmond Machine Tooling Technics program. The two visited the WITC campus to talk to students about job opportunities and the variety of high tech equipment used in their manufacturing processes. WITC Machine Tooling Instructor Olaf Wick, left, gives Phillips-Medisize Manager Tim Eke a tour of WITC’s machine tooling lab.

The Machine Tooling program at WITC is a two-year technical diploma program that emphasizes industry machining and machined mold and tool making for plastic injection. The program covers print reading, programming, precision measurement, basic and computerized machining, CNC milling and CNC lathe operations, CAD/CAM operations, tool making, metallurgical processes, and a balance of general education coursework to improve key basic skills.

As there are limited remaining spaces for Fall 2015 admission, anyone interested in visiting the program should call the college at 715.246.6561, ext 4339.

WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 25,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System. WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator. For more information, call 800.243.WITC or visit www.witc.edu.