“I encourage people to consider a career as a CNC Machinist,” says Dianne Griffin, HR Manager, 3 Points Aviation. “They are in great demand by this company, and by many other manufacturing firms.
“There is still a need for Manual Machinists, but we employ one Manual Machinist for every 10 CNC Machinists. CNC is the way of the future.”
Evan Sherren took the one-year Precision Machinist program at Holland College and then went on to take one year of the CNC Machining program at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). He also did two summers of on-the-job training (OJT) with 3 Points Aviation, and the company hired him after he graduated.
“Now the student has become the teacher,” says Dianne. “Evan has become a mentor to Charles MacAusland, who is presently doing his on-the-job training with us.”
Holland College has an agreement with NBCC that allows graduates of their one-year HC Precision Machining course to enter the second year of the CNC Machining program at NBCC.
“The association of Holland College and NBCC produces very skilled CNC Machinists,” says Dianne. “We would be happy to hire more people who take this educational path.”
“3 Points Aviation is looking to hire more CNC Machinists and CNC Programmers,” says Dianne.
“It’s a success story when you can get two young people who want to enter a trade where the demand is high,” says Dianne. “This job offers lots of potential for growth for the right person.”
“I may be mentoring Charles, but I learn from him as much as he learns from me,” says Evan. “He is fresh from taking the NBCC program, and he is refreshing my knowledge.”
For more about the Precision Machinist program at Holland College, visit www.hollandcollege.com/programs/precision-machinist. For more about the CNC Machining program at New Brunswick Community College, visit http://nbcc.ca/programs-courses and click on full time programs.