Welcome students and educators!
As the national representative of the precision custom manufacturing industry, the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) recognizes that educators and students are experiencing an unprecedented disruption to their daily lives and need the resources to continue their career and technology education remotely.
In partnership with industry experts, NTMA developed NTMA-U, a fully online educational program that can help deliver an empowered workforce which will provide benefits that will positively impact a machine shop’s bottom line. NTMA-U provides both the related instruction for a machinist apprenticeship and specific incumbent worker training.
With our focus on attracting, inspiring and preparing America’s precision manufacturing workforce, NTMA is offering educators and students with complimentary access to a series of industry-developed NTMA-U courses to support your distance learning needs.
NTMA-U 0-0960- Shop Safety
This course covers basic shop safety practices, drill press safety, machine guarding, Lock-out Tag-out, MSDS-SDS, hazard communication standards, OSHA fact sheets, safe lifting, basic first aid and blood borne pathogens.
NTMA-U 3: 2300-3 – CNC with Simulator – 38 Contact Hours
This course introduces tools and technology for computer numeric control (CNC) machining, G&M Codes, and principles and applications of the Cartesian Coordinate System. It reviews the use of metal cutting tools with CNC programming, and the process for creating CNC programs, including safety precautions, proper machine set up and operational skills, and controlling part sizes with wear offsets.
NTMA-U 4: 2900-4 – Quality Control / SPC / Inspection – 38 Contact Hours
This course introduces quality control practices for machining. It teaches proper inspection techniques, using the appropriate tools. This course also touches on the applications of statistics in process and quality control.
NTMA-U 0-4000-7 Dimensional Metrology – 45 Contact Hours
This course teaches technical manufacturing terms and principles, the proper use of common hand-held measuring tools, the applications for GD&T, and probability and statistics.
Each student is eligible to access each of these complimentary courses through July 31, 2020.
Online registration for the courses is available at http://ntmaedu.learnupon.com/.
OUR FOCUS IS ON EDUCATION
Attracting, retaining and developing a precision machining workforce is among the most critical challenges manufacturers are currently facing. We welcome the opportunity to connect with educators to learn more on how we can support your efforts to engage manufacturing’s next generation through NTMA-U and also our National Robotics League program. Please reach out to Bill Padnos, NTMA Workforce Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.