December 6, 2018 – Throughout 2018, a Florida-based used CNC machine dealer has announced the introduction of Veteran to Machinist – a scholarship program exclusively for veterans.
CNCMachines.net this week announced it will award three $1,000 scholarships to veterans who want to pursue careers as machinists. To qualify, veterans submit copies of their record of service (DD214) and high school diploma or college credit, along with a 1,000-word essay on why they want to become a machinist here. One scholarship a month will be awarded in January, February and March 2019. Winners will be announced Feb 12th, March 12th and April 16th
The Manufacturing Institute determined in its publication, From Military Front Lines to Manufacturing Front Lines: Veterans and Your Workforce, that ex-military personnel make manufacturing workers. The report specifically calls out certain traits that veterans typically possess that meld well in the manufacturing industry such as: ability to readily learn new skills and concepts; leadership skills; understanding of the value of teamwork; performing well under pressure; respect for procedures; being attuned to global and technological trends as well as health and safety standards; along with others.
Founded in 2014, CNCMachines.net carries more than 5000 machines to meet the needs of small to mid-sized American manufacturers. Earlier this year, the organization also announced a competitive award for students enrolled in a CNC machinist, CNC operations, engineering or manufacturing certificate or degree program which included a donation to the winner’s machining or manufacturing department to help fund purchase or upgrade of tools or supplies.
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