Free Hands-On Machine Tool Bootcamps Offered at St. Thomas!
There is an urgent and growing need in the U.S. machining and machine tool industry for skilled individuals - operators, engineers, designers and more - in the 30,000 machining companies across the country. Creating next generation training to advance U.S. machine tool workforce, America's Cutting Edge (ACE) is a national initiative by the Department of Defense to restore the prominence of the U.S. machine tool sector. St. Thomas has partnered with ACE to offer FREE in-person bootcamps at our campus in St. Paul, MN.
Why you should consider ACE CNC Machining Training:
- Manufacturing jobs in the U.S. are in high demand and you can gain highly sought after precision machining skills.*
- CNC machining has excellent long-term employment prospects.**
- Median annual salary is $56,500, while experienced machinists earn $70,000+ in Minnesota.***
*According to Indeed.com as of June 2023. Based on the number of CNC machinist/programmer/operator jobs currently open between 50-100 miles from the University of St. Thomas St. Paul MN campus .
**Based on Minnesota Employment and Economic Development (mn.gov) prediction of machinist job growth of 750 new positions and 3550 replacement openings between 2020 and 2030.
***Based on Annual Salary for CNC Machinist in Minneapolis MN as reported in CareerBuilder.com https://www.careerbuilder.com/colab/salary/cnc-machinist/minneapolis,mn