Posted on December 20, 2015 by Institute of Technical Trades
Computer Numerical Control is state-of-the-art technology that allows machine tools to be operated and controlled automatically through a computer and associated software. In short, CNC allows for the functions and movements of machine tools to be computer controlled. This is achieved using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing). Today, industries worldwide are employing CNC technology in practically every aspect of modern manufacturing. The Institute of Technical Trades offers CNC classes in Vaughan with comprehensive programs that are in-depth and wide-ranging.
Many companies have modernized manufacturing processes and continue to do so. As a result, the traditional machine operators of the past are losing ground to the better-trained CNC experts. Those who are graduating with CNC skills are entering the marketplace with high-level skills and the latest in technology talents – and ITT is training those graduates. ITT is a registered training facility under the Private Career Colleges Act, setting the stage for CNC graduates to establish successful careers, with good-paying job opportunities in everything from construction, to manufacturing, to transportation.
Some industry statistics estimate that 40% of new jobs during the next 20 years will be in technology and trades. It means that employers are looking for trained people with the most up-to-date skills and associated certifications. In fact, industry statistics are pointing to a looming shortage of skilled labor. And with many career professionals having opted for the “white collar” careers, a huge gap has been left in the skilled trades. ITT is positioned to address the gap, and meet the industry demand for highly trained workers. With more than 40 years of teaching and training experience, ITT is the place to learn.
Job prospects in Computer Numerical Control are ripe - baby boomers are now retiring; industries are quickly modernizing; and trades are in demand. In answer to this demand, ITT provides training for long-term careers and well paying jobs. The team at ITT understands the needs of employers and the dynamics of the job market, having developed working relationships with employers across Canada. Graduates from ITT are highly trained, with up-to-the-minute skill sets and the technical expertise that prospective employers are looking for – ITT graduates are ready to work and ready to perform.
Today, manufacturing requires expertise in AutoCAD, SolidWORKS, and MasterCAM - and at ITT the training regimen is through and in-depth.
MasterCAM is CAD-CAM software used primarily by engineers and machinists. The software allows for the design of “virtual parts” within a desktop platform. MasterCam is the most used in the world.
AutoCAD is routinely used by architects, graphic designers, and engineers. It is used for 2D and 3D applications, and is available in a variety of platforms: desktop; mobile-devices; and cloud.
SolidWORKS is used in computer-aided modeling and design. It is used in virtually every industry. It’s categorized as a “solid modeler”, and is widely employed to design custom models and assemblies.
CNC technology is ever growing, and so is the demand for specialists. CNC classes in Vaughan prepare professionals with Diploma Programs that incorporate programming, machine setup, and operation. Students learn everything first hand. They learn about the safe operation of machinery and tools. They learn how to properly operate mills and lathes. And they train to operate precision instruments. ITT training also encompasses machining and assembly; “machineable” wood, wax, and metal; and the output of blueprints. The programming is comprehensive in every aspect of the CNC technology.
Graduating students are highly skilled with the latest state-of-the-art machine tools and technologies. Training is at the leading edge, with projects completed to precise specifications, and at high industry standards. At ITT, training is designed to simulate the expectations and tolerances in the real world. As such, graduates are positioned to meet those challenges with knowledge and skills to excel in their work. With hands-on training and applied class instruction, students work in a focused environment, with instructors who are qualified in their specific fields and competent as teachers.
ITT programs are demanding and challenging. Students are taught in class sizes that are small, and in an environment that provides unlimited learning potential. Students are encouraged to enhance their skill set, and to constantly challenge themselves with projects that are difficult and demanding. In the end, CNC graduates are fully trained, well prepared, and ready to meet the demands of potential employers. The truth is, in a marketplace where 40% of jobs are in technology, skilled graduates are in demand in industries of all types. And the Institute of Technical Trades is the right place to start.
Funding and Financial Assistance through ITT
Financial constraints should not be preventing a student from participating in an education program. At ITT, full time enrolled students have a number of different options available for financial assistance. Funding is relative to student need, and is calculated on the difference between the student’s actual “financial contribution” and the actual cost of a program. ITT has an in-house Financial Aid Officer who is experienced in sourcing education funding and preparing the applications and the paperwork.
Clearly, industry forecasts are in favor of graduating students – and in the short term the demand for skilled trades seems to be growing. ITT is training the next generation of skilled workers – the school has been in business for longer than 40 years, and graduated tens-of-thousands of skilled trades. These are graduates who currently enjoy well paying jobs and satisfying careers. Best of all, ITT is a Certified Testing Centre, offering graduates testing and certification in a number of specialized fields.
For prospective students, especially those looking at new career paths, ITT can offer it all in one place – a high standard of teaching and instruction; skills specialization that employers are currently seeking; and high levels of proficiency on graduation. Computer Numerical Control is one of those fields where demand is outstripping supply - and that means that skilled workers can expect gainful employment, in a good salaried position, or in otherwise well paying jobs.
ITT is committed to quality education, student support, and ongoing personal guidance. From new students who are looking for new careers, to trades professionals looking to upgrade, ITT can provide the right mix of technology and training.