This is a free program offered by NSCC and Gloucester High School.

Online Foundational Skills Class begins May 24, 2021 | SEATS ARE LIMITED
Length of class: 4 weeks
Mon., Wed., & Fri. | 3:00pm to 6:00pm
(This program is Sec 30 approved for those who qualify)

Now is the time to start a rewarding career in advanced manufacturing. Through a partnership between the GE Foundation, North Shore Community College, Gloucester High School, and MassHire North Shore Career Center, you can earn a National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certificate in CNC milling free of charge. Demand for skilled workers has never been higher!

Attend an Online Information Session

Sign up for a free Info Session to find out how you can get started to train for a new career. Information sessions are held through Zoom. A link to participate will be sent after you sign up.

Click the button below to sign up for a FREE info session
Tuesday, May 11 | 9:00am
Friday, May 14 | 9:00am
Tuesday, May 18th | 9:00am

Once you complete the foundational skills class, hands-on machinist training is your next step!

Your training will be provided on-site at Gloucester High School, one of our regional technical high school partners.

Machinist Training Starts: June 21, 2021
Mon., Tue., Wed., & Thur. | 7:00AM to 3:00PM
and Fri. 7:00AM to 12:00PM
(This program is Sec 30 approved for those who qualify)


Please contact Susan Ryan, if you would like more information about this training opportunity.


Today's manufacturing industry may not be what you think!

It's clean, high tech, and includes diverse industries like industrial aeronautics, pharmaceuticals and medical industries, green industries, production systems, biotechnology and more. In Massachusetts, manufacturing is the second largest industry and produces nearly $26 billion in products. 


Average hourly entry-level wages


Average starting salary


Advanced manufacturing and machinist companies on the North Shore that are looking to hire trained machinists.

Funding and Accreditation

North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education. NSCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Expansion Program is funded by a grant from the GE Foundation.