CTE spotlight: Machining and Manufacturing Program
Junior Jermaine Splunge Jr. is preparing for a career in manufacturing through the Machining and Manufacturing Program at Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School.
Splunge is learning the ins and outs of creating metal parts, objects and products. He is one of 23 students in the Manufacturing and Machining Technology program, which teaches students design and prototype skills and computer-aided design. The program also shows students how to troubleshoot design problems and undertake the diagnostics necessary to manufacture a part. Students learn how to operate everything from drill presses to 3D printers.
“I enjoy the science of making a piece of metal become what I need it to be,” said Splunge. “It’s fun taking nothing and making it into something useful,” he added.
At Mohonasen, students can choose between four Career and Technical Programs. You can find more information about the courses here.