“We are not given a dream unless we also have the power to make it happen.” PMPA President Darlene Miller.
I was in the audience when she made that comment at a meeting of students considering their future careers.
That quote resurfaced over the weekend when my son, a CNC operator, sent me the following video “What Do Machinists Dream of?”
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It made me smile, because our machinists can in fact make the high precision, high reliability components shown in the video needed for the sponsor’s “Dream Mission.”
What you dream is important, because it determines what you have the power to achieve. What do you dream of ?
If you dream of an interesting and well paying career, you might want to investigate precision machining.
And yes, we can make the stuff that you see in the video in our shops.
“Moon Mission, anyone?”
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Brandon Jacobs, 20 years old, was a grocery store cashier and pricing clerk before completing the Right Skills Now program at South Central College in Faribault, MN.

He thought machining would be an interesting job.

Looks like he’s enjoying his work as a CNC machinist.

The point of Right Skills Now was to find a way to match math qualified people with training to get them prepared for entry level CNC operator positions in our industry. After 16 weeks of classroom and hands on machining, Right Skills Now participants get real experience with sponsoring employers.

Brandon shows his coach Shawn Olson that his part is in spec.

Right Skills Now made it possible for Brandon to try his hand at becoming a machinist.

His coach at Permac, Shawn Olson says “Right Skills Now made sure that Brandon had the basics mastered.”

Right Skills Now doesn’t claim to turn people into journeymen machinists overnight.

But in 16 weeks, folks like Brandon are mastering the basics of safe CNC operation and are already helping to produce precision machined products for a wide range of industries.

Unemployed? Underemployed?  Consider getting the RIGHT SKILLS NOW  South Central, Dunwoody.

Employers- do you need people with the RIGHT SKILLS NOW? (Program info pdf)

Right Skills Now can means  Right People Now for your shop.

Ask Brandon. Or Shawn.