CCC Offers Free CNC Machine Operator Course

Feb 25, 2021, 08:58 AM by CCC Staff

CCC student with mask on operating a CNC machine

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College is hosting information sessions on its free 11-week CNC machine operator training course.

This hybrid class starts March 29 and is sponsored by TechHire Clackamas. The class will meet in person three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and online Tuesday and Thursday.

TechHire is a U.S. Department of Labor grant to help young adults age 17 to 29 acquire education and training to qualify for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing, technology and healthcare.

"In just 11 weeks, our students learn the skills they need to get in-demand jobs with livable wages," Tom Brown, CCC program outreach coordinator, said. "If you are looking to start a new career or are tired of jobs that offer no growth, then consider applying for this free training."

Candidates who successfully complete the 11-week CNC Machine Operator training will be considered for hire as a machinist/CNC operator with some of the best local companies in the area. Candidates will be connected with employment training, career coaching, job preparation support and other resources. Entry-level machinists and CNC operators earn $16-20 an hour.

To be considered for this training, participants must attend an online TechHire information session and complete eligibility screening for TechHire and/or Job Corps Scholars. The Job Corps Scholars Program is a U.S. Department of Labor demonstration project that provides Job Corps-eligible youth age 16-24 the opportunity to enroll in a career technical training program to learn in-demand job skills at accredited public colleges.

Virtual CNC operator information sessions

Questions? Contact For more information about TechHire, visit CCC's TechHire webpage. To learn more about the Job Corps Scholars program, visit Clackamas Scholar's webpage.

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Lori Hall

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