BAINBRIDGE – Students in the Bainbridge-Guilford School District who aren’t college bound may still have in-demand career opportunities ahead of them, thanks to a new partnership between the school and Amphenol Aerospace of Sidney.
In January, B-G rolled out its machinist training program, a curriculum designed for students to pursue high-paying, high-demand jobs in the field of skilled labor. The program trains B-G juniors and seniors the crafts of manufacturing, print reading, precision measurement, metallurgy, machine operation and computer programming.
The goal, said course instructor Israel Lorimer, is to prepare students to gain entry level employment at a machine shop by teaching them the ins and outs of executing a project from concept to finished product. And considering the demand for machinists at nearby employers such as the Raymond Corporation, Upturn Industries, Amphenol, and of course several smaller machine shops throughout the region, students will have a leg up on getting a good job right out of high school.