Please let me take a moment to introduce myself and the Precision Machining program at Pike Central High School. My name is Mark Scott and I am a full-time instructor for Vincennes University. In the summer of 2010, I was given the opportunity to coordinate with PCHS personnel to implement and teach the courses at Pike Central High School.
Perhaps you have seen recent stories on the CBS Evening News, Bill O'Reilly on Fox News, and articles in the Wall Street Journal addressing the critical shortage of skilled technicians in most industries. Our P.M. program was implemented in the Fall of 2010 to meet the needs of local and regional industries and to give our graduates additional employment opportunities. This program prepares students for successful entry into the work force or into the Vincennes University programs of Advanced Manufacturing, Tool and Die, or Plastic Injection Mold Tooling.
The courses at PCHS are actual VU courses, so students earn both high school and college credits of up to 15 hours at NO EXPENSE. Normally this would cost over $170 per credit hour, which would save students over $2500 if enrolled in the two-year program on campus. Essentially, their core classes for the first semester are completed before they even arrive on campus.
Classes at PCHS meet in a three-hour block in a state-of-the-art facility utilizing both manual and CNC machining equipment.
Skilled technicians who are seeking employment in manufacturing have nearly a 100% placement rate. Employment opportunities exist locally, regionally, statewide and even across the United States. Some examples of this include automotive, aerospace, plastics, orthopedic/ health care/ life sciences, stamping, energy, and motorsports.
Those who graduate start out earning $35,000 to $40,000 annually and can quickly increase that to $50,000 to $75,000+ as they gain experience. The program offered at Pike Central gives students a head start into dynamic jobs.
Anyone interested in the Precision Machining program at PCHS and would like more information may Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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