Manufacturing

CEWD offers two flexible apprenticeship programs that allow you to gain new skills and advance in your career.

Each of these apprenticeships were designed using the successful programs CEWD offers at companies around the state.  These new offerings allow students to begin without an employer sponsor and participate in required on-the-job training in-between classes. In addition, our faculty have embedded the teaching of math principals so that they align with the technical training. Each apprenticeship has been broken into three levels that build upon each other and offer college credit. Classes meet twice a week in the evenings and a couple of Saturdays each level. 

Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship (register below)

Level I - Manufacturing Processes with additional blueprint reading and embedded math

Level II - Design Communications (SolidWorks) and Metrology & Inspection with embedded math

Level III - Computer Aided Technology and an online Principles of Mathematics

Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship (register below)

Level I - Introduction to Engineering and Electrical Circuits I

Level II - Electrical Circuits II

Level III - Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers and an online Principles of Mathematics

Check out our SWFI (Strengthening Working Families Initiative) page to view details whether you are eligible to take this couse at no cost.

GlobalFoundries Technician Program Apprenticeship

This program is available to high school graduates with technical aptitude and high scholastic and community accomplishments. This is a direct-hire opportunity to work for GlobalFoundries, earning a full-time salary of up to $18.50/hr while taking college-level courses at no cost to the employee upon successful completion. The program begins in June 2019 and interested applicants can contact the Program Owner, John LaFreniere at GlobalFoundries at john.lafreniere@globalfoundries.com or (802) 769-8736. Apply online at www.globalfoundries.com/about-us/career for Requisition #19001101, Position Title: Technician Program - Entry Level Manufacturing Mechanic.

 

Offerings

Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Aug 29-Dec 12|Jan 9-Mar 13

Get the skills you need to succeed in advanced manufacturing, while earning college credit. You can enroll in this hands-on apprenticeship program without an employer sponsor.

The program consisthree levels:

  • Level One: Manufacturing Processes
  • Level Two: Design Communications I; Metrology & Inspection
  • Level Three: Computer Aided Technology; Principles of Mathematics (optional)
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Metrology & Inspection

This course provides the student with the fundamental concepts of modern dimensional metrology and related inspection techniques. Topics covered include the language and system of measurement; tolerances; metrology; statistics of metrology; measurement with graduated scales and scaled instruments; Vernier instruments; micrometer instruments; the development and use of gage blocks; measurement by comparison and high-amplitude comparators; pneumatic measurement; and calibration.

2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week

Location: 
Vermont Tech (Williston Campus)
Start Date: 
August 29, 2019 12:00 am
Duration: 
Thursdays 4:30PM-7:30PM
Computer Aided Technology

In this course, the student learns G-code programming of machine tools and learns to use computer-aided manufacturing software to generate toolpaths, which are then translated into G-code programs. CNC machine tool set-up and operation are key components and CAD software is used extensively. Other technologies, such as waterjet, laser cutter, and additive manufacturing, may be covered.

Location: 
Vermont Tech (Williston Campus)
Start Date: 
January 9, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Thursdays 4:30PM-7:30PM

Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Open Enrollment

Level I Manufacturing Processes w/ additional blueprint reading & embedded math

Hands-on course focused on traditional machine tools (lathes, mills, grinders, etc.). The course also explores the processes of casting, welding, molding, and industrial cutting (plasma, water-jet, and laser). The student works in a small group to produce functional products using today’s manufacturing standards. Safety and skilled operation are the focal points of this class.

 

 

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Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship - Williston

Will meet Thursdays 2:00 - 5:00pm at the Vermont Tech Williston campus starting on February 21st.  There will be several additional full-day Saturday labs.  These are tentatively scheduled for March 16, April 13, and May 4th. Additional details such as room numbers and nessisary texts will be emailed to you approximately two-weeks prior to the start date.

Register using link below

Location: 
Vermont Tech Williston Campus
Start Date: 
Open Enrollment
Cost: 
0.00

Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Aug 28-Sep 25|Oct 2-Feb 12

Get the skills you need to succeed in the field of industrial maintenance, while earning college credit. You can enroll in this hands-on program without an employer sponsor.

The program inlcludes f three levels:

  • Level One: Introduction to Engineering; Electrical Circuit I
  • Level Two: Electrical Circuits II
  • Level Three: Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers, Principles of Mathematics (optional)
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Introduction to Engineering

This course facilitates a successful transition to college and introduces engineering tools and strategies. It focuses on orientation, success strategies, and professional development. Topics include student rights and responsibilities; grading and graduation requirements; campus resources; time management; note taking; career opportunities; and program-specific topics. The course provides hands-on experience using technical software and creating technical documentation using software programs including Word, Excel, LabVIEW, and MultiSim. Topics include terminology, layout, chart creation, effective chart usage, and integrating text and graphics.

Location: 
Vermont Tech (Williston Campus)
Start Date: 
August 28, 2019 12:00 am
Duration: 
Wednesdays 5:00PM-8:00PM
Electrical Circuits I

This course is an introductory study of DC and AC electrical circuits that includes electrical charge, current, voltage, resistance, energy, power, capacitance, inductance, and the transient behavior of RC and RL circuits. It develops the concepts of frequency, period, phase, and magnitude of sine waves for AC and examines the electrical circuit parameters as phasors and complex numbers expressed in polar and rectangular form. Major AC topics include reactance, impedance, power, and resonance. Electric circuit theory includes Ohm’s law; Kirchhoff’s laws; series and parallel circuits; and electrical sources. It also introduces voltage and current dividers and Thevenin’s theorem. Lab exercises develop the use of basic measurement equipment, such as the ammeter, voltmeter, and oscilloscope.

Location: 
Vermont Tech (Williston Campus)
Start Date: 
October 2, 2019 12:00 am
Duration: 
Wednesdays 5:00PM-8:00PM

Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate

Course Type

In Person

Dates

May 23-Jul 11

CEWD and the Franklin Grand Isle Workforce Investment Board are please to present the Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate initiative/partnership.  This certificate program will offer:

  • Comprehensive preparation for careers in the maintenance of electrical and manufacturing systems.
  • Necessary theory while emphasizing hands-on equipment operation of critical electrical power systems.
  • Electrical and associated electronics, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment and applications are covered.
  • Graduates are typically employed as plant maintenance technicians, power plant operator/maintenance technicians, and/or plant electricians.
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Industrial Maintenance Technician Certificate

Grant FUNDED - contact us to see if you qualify

9 College Credits

Credits can be applied toward the following degree programs at Vermont Tech:

  • A.A.S. in General Engineering Technology (GET) which leads to
  • B.S. in Business Technology & Management (online); or
  • B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Credits can be applied toward the following degree program at CCV:

  • A.S. in STEM Studies

*May be eligible for Vermont Training Program funding

Location: 
Swanton VT
Start Date: 
May 23, 2018 12:00 am
Duration: 
5PM - 8PM
Cost: 
0.00

SolidWorks & CNC Certification

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Aug 5-Nov 8|Nov 14-Feb 27|Mar 12-Jun 11

Earn your SolidWorks & CNC Maching Certification by completing three trainings:

  • Design Communications 1 (SolidWorks)
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer Aided Technology (CNC)

Take as stand-alone courses or complete all three.

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Design Communications 1 (SolidWorks)

This course provides a basic understanding of the principles and technology of mechanical drawing and computer modeling as methods of documenting and communicating mechanical designs. The concepts of geometric construction, and isometric (pictorial), orthographic, sectional, auxiliary, and assembly views are covered. Dimensioning methods and types of fasteners are introduced. The student gains basic proficiency in using a solid parametric three-dimensional computer-aided design (SolidWorks) program to build parts, assemblies, and detailed working drawings. Blueprint reading skills and techniques are also reinforced as well as an introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). The Engineering Design Process is used as a scaffolding for solving simple and complex design challenges that focus on three-dimensional modeling as well as sketching and other graphic communication techniques. The Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) certification test is offered to all completers of this course at no extra charge. The exam is taken online in two, 90-minute sessions. Both sections of the exam must be passed in order to earn the CSWA industry recognized credential (IRC).

Design Communications can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our SolidWorks & CNC Maching Certification. Students must complete this course prior to enrolling in Manufacturing Processes.

Location: 
River Valley Technical Center (Springfield, VT)
Start Date: 
August 5, 2019 12:00 am
Duration: 
Mondays & Thursdays 04:30PM-7:30PM
Manufacturing Processes

This hands-on course will introduce students to a wide variety of manufacturing processes. Although heavily focused on traditional machine tools (lathes, mills, grinders, etc.) this course will also explore the processes of casting, welding, molding, and industrial cutting (plasma, water-jet, and laser). Students will work independently and in small groups to produce NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) certification “practice parts” using today’s manufacturing standards. Safety and skilled operation will be the focal point of this class.


The following NIMS Credentials are available at the conclusion of this course:


• Duty Title: 1.1 Job Process Planning
• Duty Title: 2.4 Turning Operations: Chucking
• Duty Title: 2.5 & 2.6 - Vertical Milling Operations

 

Location: 
River Valley Technical Center (Springfield, VT)
Start Date: 
November 14, 2019 12:00 am
Duration: 
Thursdays 4:30PM.-8:30PM
Computer Aided Technology (CNC)

This course will provide introductory level training in the use of G-Code programming and operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Turning and Milling Centers. Students will learn to apply the concepts of subtractive manufacturing to both CNC mills and lathes.  Students will gain experience in machine set-up and operation as well as learn coding principles to produce actual parts. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to earn Level One National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Machine Operator Certification. Prior experience in manufacturing is recommended.

 

Students must complete Manufacturing Processes prior to enrolling in this course.

Location: 
River Valley Technical Center (Springfield, VT)
Start Date: 
March 12, 2020 12:00 am
Duration: 
Thursdays 4:30PM.-8:30PM

Vacuum Technology

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Nov 7-Nov 9

In this three day course, you'll learn the basics of vacuum technology, including:

  • Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology and Vacuum Gauging
  • Pumps Used in Vacuum Technology
  • 1 Vacuum Hardware and Vacuum Leak Detection
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Vacuum Technology

This three day course includes the following components:

  • V-209 Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology and Vacuum Gauging: This one-day course is designed to provide a foundation necessary to understand general scientific concepts of vacuum technology, and expands into a discussion of the design of use of vacuum gauges. 
  • V-210 Pumps Used in Vacuum Technology:  This one-day course is designed to overview pumps typically used in the main stream of vacuum technology. Course presents an overview of the 3 basic types of physical pumping mechanisms (Positive Displacement, Momentum Transfer, and Capture).
  • V-211 Vacuum Hardware and Vacuum Leak Detection: This one-day course is designed to overview materials and processes typically used in vacuum technology, including equipment and processes used for basic vacuum Leak Detection.

Instructor: Timothy Gessert, Gessert Consulting, LLC

For more information about accommodation availability for this
programs, please contact:


Gary Fox, Development Director Town of Rockingham
development@rockbf.org

Location: 
33 Bridge Street Bellows Falls, VT
Start Date: 
November 7, 2019 12:00 am
Duration: 
Thursday-Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: 
75.00