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FREE machinist training starts July 2020.

With more than 150 machining companies on the North Shore, the manufacturing industry is looking to hire trained employees. Take advantage of free machinist training starting this summer.

  • Hourly wages: $16 – $25
  • Entry level salaries: $30,000 – $40,000
  • 90% job placement rates through MassHire

Free Virtual Information Sessions

Attend a free virtual info session. It’s the first step to enroll.

DATES: Every Wednesday | May 15 – July 8

TIME: 9:00 am – 9:45 am

How to sign up:

Email Susan Ryan at

Please indicate if you are interested in the Foundational Skills or HiSET Bootcamp classes.


Foundational Skills

Brush up on basic math, communication and computer skills like Microsoft Office. 

Start Date:  July 20 - August 21, 2020

Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 4:00 pm –7:00 pm

Location: Remote classes offered by North Shore Community College

Eligibility: Must have high school diploma or HiSET.

HiSET Bootcamp

Finish your HiSET with this course. Materials and tests are included.

Start Date:  July 13 - August 21, 2020

Times: Late afternoons or evenings (TBD)

Location: Remote instruction offered by North Shore Community College

Eligibility: Must have passed 3-4 of the 5 HiSET exams.

Machinist Training

Hands-on training and classroom instruction. 

Start Date:  Fall 2020

Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Saturdays | 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Instruction offered at:

  • Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical High School
  • Lynn Vocational Technical Institute
  • Gloucester High School

Funding and accreditation 

North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit 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.

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