POCAHONTAS, AR July 28– Black River Technical College in Paragould is expanding its technical credit offerings to better meet the needs of local industry. For Fall 2020, students in the Paragould area will be able to take machine tool technology classes at BRTC Paragould.
Students have the opportunity to get a certificate of proficiency or technical certificate in machine tool technology. Student will also be able to apply machine tool classes toward the Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance Technology.
“Having the machine tool program in Paragould is an excellent addition for local industry and for the community,” said Executive Director of Paragould Operations Priscilla Stillwell. “It allows local industry to keep a trained workforce and helps the community by giving access to a short-term program that provides a living wage.”
Machine tool technology focuses on the set-up and operation of engine lathes, milling machines, grinders, power hacksaws, drill presses, shapers, and hand tools. Graduates of machine tool technology programs are often employed as machinists and tool and die makers.
For more information about the machine tool technology program at Paragould, contact Priscilla Stillwell at (870) 248-4185 or email her at PriscillaS@blackrivertech.edu.