On April 5, 2013, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the NTMA will host the annual NTMA/MSC Apprentice Competition spotlighting the best of the best in our training program at the New Century Careers Training Innovation Center. The competition is open to all trainees who have earned at least 5 NIMS credentials.
The competition tests hands-on performance in setting up and operating machine tools, including a manual milled part and a manual turned part produced to specifications. A third component is a written exam to assess content knowledge. A point system based on knowledge, skill and efficiency determines the winner. The event always produces a strong response, and this year we are very pleased to have 8 competitors vying for top honors. The winner, who will be announced at the Apprentice Graduation Banquet, will walk away with a Gerstner tool box.
The competition is just one more way to build interest in manufacturing careers in western Pennsylvania, and we’re glad to say participation indicates manufacturing is strong and growing in the Pittsburgh region.
A special Thank You to MSC Direct for providing all of the contest supplies.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF OUR CONTESTANTS!