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Allegany College of Maryland to Offer CNC Machinist Training Needed by Industry


CUMBERLAND, Md. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

In response to a national shortage of computer numerical control machinists, Allegany College of Maryland plans to offer manual and CNC machinist training this fall.

This high-quality training on state-of-the-art equipment is designed to help bridge the “skills gap” for employment in advanced manufacturing.

Jobs for CNC operators are projected to grow faster than average, from 15 to 21 percent, according to O*Net OnLine, the Occupational Information Network developed under sponsorship of the U.S Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.

ACM’s Center for Continuing Education developed the CNC machinist training with support from the Appalachian Regional Commission. Needed equipment was purchased with a $ 93,000 federal grant. ACM provided equivalent support.

Geared to highly motivated students, the program teaches well-rounded skills for entry-level positions in industries needing manual and CNC machinists.

Students who complete the training are qualified to earn the industry-recognized National Institute for Metalworking Skills, or NIMS, credential. As it is designed to teach skills for successful manual and CNC machining, college credit is not awarded.

The extensive hands-on training is divided into six 100-hour sections. The first 200 hours, developed for the beginning machinist, start with manual machining and an introduction to CNC machining.

Classes cover the following: Introduction to Machinery, Measurement, Materials and Safety; Measurement Systems and Machine Tool Math; Semi-Precision Measurement; Precision Measurement; Quality Assurance, Process Planning and Quality Control Introduction; Metal Composition and Classification; Heat Treatment of Metals; Maintenance, Lubrication and Cutting Fluid Overview; Job Planning, Benchwork and Layout; Drill Press; Manual Turning; and Manual Milling.

Students will learn how to understand drawings, basic symbols and notations, and also how to interpret basic GD&T feature control frames. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized.

First-year students will attend the first 200 hours from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in a six-month period starting in September. A second beginning section, if needed, will start in March.

Beginning machining students will have the opportunity to earn up to seven NIMS credentials in level-one machining. These are in measurement, materials and safety; job-planning, benchwork and layout, manual milling skills; turning operations: turning between centers; turning chucking skills; grinding skills; and drill press skills.

The remaining 400 hours in the training focus on CNC machining. Experienced manual machinists can test directly into CNC Program: Setup, and Operation Training. Students seeking direct entry must provide proof of experience.

The 400-hour CNC program, which also begins this fall, includes the following topics: CNC Basics; Introduction to CNC Turning; CNC Turning: Programming; CNC Turning: Setup and Operation; Introduction to CNC Milling; CNC Milling: Programming; CNC Milling: Setup and Operation; and Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Machining.

Classes meet from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting in September and continuing through May.

Advanced machining students have the opportunity to earn up to four additional NIMS level- one credentials in programming and set-up operations and operator responsibilities in milling and turning.

Students who place into the advanced class will still have the opportunity to test for the seven preceding NIMS certificates. For more information on NIMS visit http://www.nims-skills.org.

Scholarship monies are available to help offset the cost of each course. For more information contact Rebecca Ruppert at 301-784-5338 or rruppert(at)allegany(dot)edu. Enrollment is limited to 10 students in each course.







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Life Insurance for Elderly Can Cover College Expenses


(PRWEB) June 11, 2014

Elderlylifeinsurance.us has released a new blog post explaining how to financially secure college education for grandchildren by using a life insurance plan for senior citizens.

A life insurance plan can provide a financial safety net for vulnerable family members. clients who do not have enough money saved for funeral expenses should purchase coverage as soon as possible. Life insurance can also be used by senior citizens who want to secure college education for grandchildren or children.

Life insurance plans for seniors can be purchased from major providers. Most insurance brokers can find affordable coverage for older clients and now, since there are insurance brokerage websites, clients can compare plans on their own.

In order to compare life insurance quotes, visitors will have to enter their ZIP code and complete a short questionnaire. The information required will be used by the search engine so that only relevant plans are selected. The quotes are displayed on a single webpage and this makes it easier for clients to compare and review life insurance plans.

Elderlylifeinsurance.us is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. It is unique in that this website does not simply stick to one kind of insurance carrier, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. This way, clients have offers from multiple carriers all in one place, this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

Elderlylifeinsurance.us is owned by Internet Marketing Company.

For more information, please visit http://elderlylifeinsurance.us/.







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El Paso (TX) Administrators to Present Session on Career and College Readiness Efforts to Meet Post-Secondary Realities, at Model School Conference


Kingston, TN (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

Bob Dylan’s lyrics, “The times, they are a-changin’,” have never been more relevant as educators face new mandates for preparing students for the future. School administrators must ensure their high school graduates are both college and career ready. The importance of this demands that schools enhance their curriculum offerings to help student develop the essential academic and soft skills.

On June 23, Dr. Royce Avery, chief school officer, Area 2 for El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) will present two workshops at the 2014 Model School Conference to be held in Orlando, FL. Dr. Avery — joined by EPISD’s Eric Winkelman, career and technical education director and Matthew Farley, principal at the Center of Career and Technology Education — will share the district’s successes as they continue to develop six-year strategies using a College and Career Readiness Planner with a Personal Graduation Plan. The sessions are scheduled for 10:15 AM in room Asia 5 and again at 3:45 PM in rooms Southern 4-5. This year’s conference will be held in Orlando, Florida.

“District and school leaders looking for ways to transform their current career and college readiness ‘standards’ will learn a great deal by attending this session,” said Dr. Royce Avery. “Our academic and integrated technical learning model combines career focused programs of study along with a portion of the award-winning e-learning platform from WIN Learning with ‘added values’ from our team and local community businesses such as internships, industry certifications, and dual credit courses. We have successfully made classwork relevant to students whether they elect college, workplace, military or certification training programs.”

The Personalized Career Readiness System from WIN Learning encompasses four main modules – two of which, Strategic Compass and Soft Skills are being piloted in the EPISD. The modules include:

o Strategic Compass – offers a personalized career-planning tool for each learner based on skill, work and career interest, and then provides a framework for the education and path to succeed.

o College Readiness Courseware – For students looking to continue on to college, this courseware prepares learners with the necessary foundational skills in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Reading, Writing and English. Subjects include practice and application of concepts addressed by commonly accepted college placement exams.

o Career Readiness Courseware – Nine career-focused modules prepare learners for career readiness certification. Topics include Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, Listening, Observation, Applied Technology, and Business Writing, among others.

o Soft Skills – Professional attitudes, work habits and other key competencies are critical to success in college and the work place. Soft Skills teaches employability and social skills including conveying professionalism, communicating effectively, promoting teamwork and collaboration, thinking critically, and problem solving.

Avery added, “Career readiness must go hand-in-hand with academic standards, and both must meaningfully prepare students for productive lives. This needs to be a priority for school administrators if they are going to successfully prepare students for life after high school. We are anxious to share how El Paso CCTE incorporates Soft Skills as a critical element to success in a career and technology classroom, which will result greater success in 21st Century workplaces.”

About Dr. Royce Avery

A life-long educator with classroom, building and district level experience in the Woodsboro, Lubbock, and Waco Independent School Districts, as well as the Texas Education Agency, Dr. Avery was superintendent of the Aransas Pass Independent School District prior to joining EPISD. He received his undergraduate degree from Rice University, and holds a Master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Texas A&M. Dr. Avery earned his Ed.D. in educational administration and supervision from the University of Texas at Austin.

About WIN Learning

Since 1996, WIN has become the leading provider of career readiness solutions to help districts prepare pathways for students’ futures, whether they are college, trade school, military or workplace bound. To date, more than 10 million students worldwide have participated in the specialized career-driven courseware and education intervention initiatives as well as career-readiness certification programs. For more information, go to http://www.winlearning.com or call 888-717-9461.







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More Than 80% of Florida Students Are Not Prepared for College Summer Programs May Offer Help


Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) February 27, 2014

Only 18% of high school students are prepared to face the rigorous demands of college, according to an ACT Florida Profile Report. Summer enrichment programs are one way that parents are helping their teens prepare better, focusing on academics, social and communication skills.

SuperCamp, an academic, life and career skills camp, is holding programs at the University of South Florida this summer to help teens improve grades, confidence and motivation. “It’s about helping students discover that learning can be fun, which leads to intrinsic motivation,” says President Bobbi DePorter. “More students are applying to top colleges than ever before. They need to know how they learn best and gain powerful strategies that help them excel.”

Even top-performing students may find themselves unprepared. Many students with academic talent coast through middle and high school, earning A’s with little to no effort, says DePorter. When they go to college and find work that challenges them, their work ethic and study habits often aren’t sufficient to succeed.

Researchers from the CRIS initiative argue that college readiness extends far beyond academic success. Determining success rates among students, they insist, requires new and different ways to measure college readiness that extend beyond test scores and grades. 40% of high school students are chronically disengaged from school, and confidence and motivation are often overlooked.

Carol Hall, a Miami mom that sent her son to SuperCamp in 2012 and 2013, was skeptical at first. “I had no idea how effective it would be. But at graduation, I knew that something was different in the smile he gave me. I took a deep breath, stepped back and have been letting him lead the way ever since. The change in him is remarkable and I recommend it to all the parents I know.”

About SuperCamp

SuperCamp is the world’s leading academic and life skills summer camp. For more than 30 years, SuperCamp has helped students increase their grades, confidence and motivation. SuperCamp has made a difference in the lives of over 70,000 graduates worldwide, with 73% of students improving grades, 81% experiencing increased confidence and an average 100-point increase on SAT scores. Florida sessions for middle and high schoolers run from July 14-20 and July 23-August 1.

Contact:

Mariah Gillespie

SuperCamp

760-722-0072 x 171

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More Than Half of Illinois Students Are Not Prepared For College Summer Programs May Offer Help


Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 10, 2014

Only 46% of high school students are prepared to face the rigorous demands of college, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. Summer enrichment programs are one way that parents are helping their teens prepare better, focusing on academics, social and communication skills.

SuperCamp, an academic, life and career skills camp, is holding programs at Loyola University Chicago this summer to help teens improve grades, confidence and motivation. “It’s about helping students discover that learning can be fun, which leads to intrinsic motivation,” says President Bobbi DePorter. “More students are applying to top colleges than ever before. They need to know how they learn best and gain powerful strategies that help them excel. ”

Even top-performing students may find themselves unprepared. Many students with academic talent coast through middle and high school, earning A’s with little to no effort, says DePorter. When they go to college and find work that challenges them, their work ethic and study habits often aren’t sufficient to succeed.

Researchers from the CRIS initiative argue that college readiness extends far beyond academic success. Determining success rates among students, they insist, requires new and different ways to measure college readiness that extend beyond test scores and grades. 40% of high school students are chronically disengaged from school, and confidence and motivation are often overlooked.

Craig McKenna, a SuperCamp graduate from Hinsdale, says that he left the program feeling better about his relationships and better about himself. “I met some incredible people who pushed me to a level I never thought existed in me,” he says. “If you want to learn how to succeed in life, this is the place to be.”

About SuperCamp

SuperCamp is the world’s leading academic and life skills summer camp. For more than 30 years, SuperCamp has helped students increase their grades, confidence and motivation. SuperCamp has made a difference in the lives of over 70,000 graduates worldwide, with 73% of students improving grades, 81% experiencing increased confidence and an average 100-point increase on SAT scores. Chicago sessions for middle and high schoolers run from July 14-20 and July 23-August 1.

Contact:

Mariah Gillespie

SuperCamp

760-722-0072 x 171

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