Win-Tech, Inc. is proud to announce that employee Erin Farmer has graduated from National Tooling & Machining Association’s NTMA-U Pre-Apprenticeship Program and has done so as one of the program’s first women.
“We are thrilled for Erin and grateful that this resource in our industry is available,” said Allison Giddens, Co-President of Win-Tech, Inc. “The future is bright for Erin and others in manufacturing who get engaged in the industry. Win-Tech is fortunate to know Erin and her enthusiasm for learning.”
Not long after joining Win-Tech, Erin was invited to participate in the NTMA-U program by her supervisor, Jimmy Baxter, Shop Manager of Win-Tech, Inc. Erin eagerly agreed and over the next 10 months, exceled in many of the program courses such as Metallurgy, Advanced Math, and CNC with Simulator.
Said Erin: “I would like to say that I am very proud to have finished the apprenticeship, and even more excited to move forward with hands-on training at Win-Tech, because I know this is only the beginning of learning and gaining the experience needed to someday call myself a senior machinist.”
NTMA-U Pre-Apprenticeship Program combines several in-depth online training courses through relevant reading material, hands-on exercises, physical parts, and blueprints. Courses include narration, practice problems, and assessments and is Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training approved.
About Win-Tech, Inc.
Win-Tech, Inc. is a small business, aerospace machine shop, AS9100-Certified and located just northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. The company is veteran-owned and woman-owned. Founded in 1988 by Dennis Winslow, long-tenured employees John Hudson and Allison Giddens purchased the business in 2020. Its key customers provide parts and services to the aerospace and defense industries. Win-Tech is involved in local and national workforce development initiatives and was recently named a 2021 Top 30 Small Business of the Year by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce.
NOTE: This article can be found in our June NTMA Record online.