Milacron Hires Graduates from Pilot Machinist Training Program

Milacron Hires Graduates from Pilot Machinist Training Program

Plastics Business

Milacron LLC, Cincinnati, OH, had a 100 percent hiring rate from the first graduating class of its pilot machinist training program run in partnership with the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.

The 16-week certificate program, designed to train workers in advanced manufacturing skills and provide them with hands-on experience, tools and payment for their time, was conducted in a newly renovated, former Ford manufacturing facility near UC Clermont College’s UC East campus. The 10 graduates ranged in age from 18-52 and had a wide range of industrial skills and experience, but no machining experience, when they entered the program.

Graduates of the customized program took classes in CAD, Lean Manufacturing, Principles of Machining and Shop Floor Mathematics. These courses can be directly applied to an associate¬ís degree program through the University of Cincinnati. In turn, that associate’s degree can be directly applied towards a Bachelor of Applied Administration, for employees who may want to move into management positions.

A second class began on Jan. 14, with 10 more participants, and a third is planned for fall 2013. For more information, visit