Clackamas Community College Offers Expanding Opportunities for Those Interested in Machining

The field of machining continues to grow, and qualified employees are in high demand for these well-paying jobs. Clackamas Community College offers a number of degrees and certificates in industrial technology, including computer numerical control (CNC) machine operator training. Starting wages for CNC machine operators are $16-$20 an hour.

Students who successfully complete the college’s 11-week CNC machine operator training will be considered for hire as a machinist/CNC operator with some of the best companies in the metro area. Candidates will be connected with employment training, paid internships, career coaching, job preparation support and other resources through TechHire Clackamas.

To learn more, attend an upcoming information session: Thursday, Dec. 12, 4-5 p.m., or Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3-4 p.m. Both sessions are free and will be held at the college’s Industrial Technology Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Attendees will be introduced the CNC operator program and learn about opportunities through TechHire Clackamas, which can provide financial assistance and support services to those who are ages 17-29 and qualify for assistance.

TechHire is a U.S. Department of Labor grant to help young adults age 17-29 acquire education and training to qualify for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing and technology.

For more information about TechHire, visit For questions, contact Tom Brown at 503-594-5956 or

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