Did you know you can prepare for a rewarding career in manufacturing while studying to complete your high school diploma/equivalency at no cost?


Sign up for an info session!

Tuesday March 2nd at 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 9th at 9:00am
Tuesday, March 16th at 4:00pm
Tuesday March 30th at 9:00am

• Information sessions are held through Zoom.
• A link to participate will be sent after you sign up!


What are the training options?

NSCC will help you train for a career in Advanced Manufacturing. Preparation courses, tuition, fees, and material costs are paid by a GE Foundation grant, so there is no charge to you. You must be at least 18 years old and able to work in the US. 

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The HiSET FOR MACHINISTS Program is for you!
NSCC's HiSET for Machinists program is designed specifically for students who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Scheduled to begin Monday, April 5, 2021
This class will be held online through Zoom, Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.

If English is not your primary language, ESL FOR MACHINISTS Program is for you!
NSCC's ESL for Machinists program is designed specifically for students who need to develop better language skills to communicate. 

Summer/Fall 2021 — Dates/times to be announced
This class will be held through Zoom

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS Program is for you!
NSCC's Foundational Skills program will cover the basics required to enter the manufacturing field and is held virtually.

Times and dates TBD
This class will be held through Zoom

What happens when you successfully complete your programs?

Machinist Training is your next step!

Your training will be provided on-site at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical High School , our regional technical high school partner. Classes will be a combination of remote and in-person training.

Fall 2021
Length of training: 16–20 Weeks
Required Hours: 415 Hours

For more information, please contact Susan Ryan, sryan@northshore.edu.

Manufacturing has gone high tech and looking to hire.

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. 


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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.