Louis is a career Machinist who now teaches machine technology at Laney College. He trains students in both them manufacturing and the industrial repair areas. Louis studied sociology in college, but jobs at that time were scarce; so he decided to go into manufacturing and discovered that he loved the work.
Machinists and tool and die makers set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled or mechanically-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments, and tools.
Long-term on-the-job training
Completing a recognized certification program provides machinists and tool and die makers with better job opportunities and helps employers judge the abilities of new hires. Journey-level certification is available from state apprenticeship boards after completing an apprenticeship. Many employers recognize this certification, and it often leads to better job opportunities.
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