RENO - Truckee Meadows Community College will offer accelerated workforce training programs for CNC Machining, Welding and Web Page Design during the summer of 2014. "These accelerated programs were developed in partnership with regional employers to meet their hiring needs," according to Barbara Walden, Grant Project Manager at TMCC. "The summer accelerated programs are all delivered in a non-traditional format which allows students to earn credentials in about half the time it would take when attending in the traditional format."

The Right Skills Now CNC Machining program starts on Monday, May 12 and prepares students for entry level employment as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator. This program of study focuses on the skills required to operate and manage CNC machine tools to produce high quality, precision machined components. During the last half of the program, students are placed in internships with a regional manufacturer to gain on-the-job work experience. Students in the Right Skills Now program attend classes on Monday through Thursday during the day.

The Certificate of Achievement in Web Design program starts on Saturday, May 31 and provides design and technical skills in the creation, development and production of static and dynamic content for use on the Internet. Participants in this 25-week program will earn 30 credits while attending class primarily on-line with class meetings one day per week.

The summer Accelerated Welding program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of welding. In addition to earning 19 credits, participants prepare for and will be given the opportunity to test for American Welding Society (AWS) certifications. The Accelerated Welding program starts on Monday, June 2. Students will attend evening classes Monday through Thursday.

The development of these programs was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program. The TAACCCT program assists community colleges to rapidly supply qualified participants with the skills and credentials required to fill in-demand, technical positions.

Class sizes are limited. For more information contact Barbara Walden at (775) 856-5304 or via email at bwalden@tmcc.edu.