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Issue: September 2011


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Secretary of Labor Joanne Goldstein visit

Graduating Class
Custom Group Center for Manufacturing Technology is proud to announce Secretary of Labor Joanne Goldstein will be visiting on November 21, 2011. During the Secretary's visit she'll be presenting certificates to the students who are graduating from Intro General Machine Shop Practices.
In addition the Secretary will take a tour of the entire Custom Group Inc facility.

New Class Announcement

Intro General Machine Shop Practices    C008 - Intro General Machine Shop Practices

Custom Group Center for Manufacturing Technology is currently enrolling for their next session of C008-Intro General Machine Shop Practices starting on November 28, 2011 and running Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 5pm.
This 16 week, 320 hour course will introduce the Students to the complex and rewarding field of precision machining. With much of the same content as our C009 General Machine Shop Practices program, this “fast track” version offers Students the ability to improve their skills quickly.
The course consists of interactive lessons and practical hands on labs where the students will gain valuable experience creating hand tools or locating devices. The program’s fields of study include:
            Math Fundamentals Grinding Processes
            Basics of Manual Mill Mechanics of CNC
            Basics of Engine Lathe Basics of CNC Machining
            Blueprint Reading Basics of CNC Turning
            Basics of Tolerance Much, much more
            Structure of Metals

Custom Group Center for Manufacturing Technology has established measureable goals and offers industry recognized credentials for consistent attendance, acceptable test and lab scores, and additional scholastic accomplishments.

Students in both courses must be at least eighteen years of age, must possess a High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent, and must have some understanding of math and basic algebra. The student should hold a strong mechanical aptitude, have good problem-solving abilities, and be able to work independently. Experience working with machinery is also helpful.

To reserve your place in the upcoming class or any of the classes we offer please contact us at 781-933-0049 or visit

Workforce Development Funding and Student Updates

Student using Manual Lathe   

A local Massachusetts company Laser Services has been awarded an express grant for current employees through Workforce Development. Laser Services has partnered with Center for Manufacturing Technology to train their employees. CMT developed a class to meet Laser Services' specific needs. Laser Services began training with CMT in June 2011 and thus far they've completed course C20110107. Course C20110107 is described as: "preparation for blue print reading interpretation & basic measurement with math refresher for machine shop practices. Soft skills related to machine shop practices and production floor procedures $ expectations when working in manufacturing".

A brief description of the entire curriculum is listed below:

C011 - Introduction to manual Machining
The course to be offered is a 50 hour, practical instruction in manual machining concepts. Students will be trained using conventional lathes and milling machines in the school's shop training facility.
This is a course specially designed for individuals who have worked in a manufacturing environment but do not yet possess the knowledge or skills required to foray directly into the challenging arena of precision machining. They must have a basic understanding of shop practices, including safety and blue print reading.

Student Update
A recent graduate of Center for Manufacturing Technology was hired by a major defense manufacturer in Waltham, Ma. The student attended Intro General Machine Shop Practices, class C008, receiving a certificate of completion upon graduation.

To companies who need new trained employees, Center for Manufacturing Technology can help. Some of our graduates are currently seeking employment and we believe they would be a valuable addition to your team.

To reserve your place in the upcoming class or any of the classes we offer please contact us at 781-933-0049 or visit

    Boston Tooling & Machining Association, Inc. Members Special
Center for Manufacturing Technology is offering a special 10% discount on all training for BTMA members. Contact us today to take advantage of this special offer and reserve a place in any of our upcoming classes or Customized Training.
Center for Manufacturing Technology 30 Nashua Street, Woburn, MA   P. 781.933.0049  F. 781-935-3904
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