CCRI offering free Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing program this fall

Aug. 31, 2017

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In the new, free Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing program, students can prepare for a career in clean, modern manufacturing, one of the state’s fastest-growing industries.

The Community College of Rhode Island is recruiting prospective candidates for a free Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing program that will begin Sept. 25.

In this two-phase advanced manufacturing boot camp, students can prepare for a good-paying career in one of Rhode Island’s fastest growing industries and earn free college credits toward an associate degree while learning the skills employers are seeking.

Phase 1 is a 10-week program that introduces the fundamentals of manufacturing, safety, precision measurement and blueprint reading. Students will receive job interview training, résumé building and help finding their first position as a CNC operator. They also will earn 10 college credits and their OSHA-10 certification.

In Phase 2, students can earn six college credits while learning deeper skills and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing processes to become a CNC machinist.

Those who complete both phases will be only one class away from completing CCRI’s certificate in advanced manufacturing.

The program is funded through a Real Jobs Rhode Island grant and is free to applicants who are 18 years or older, Rhode Island residents and who are U.S. citizens or work authorized.

To learn more, call 401-455-6188 or email

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