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Sinclair Community College Adds Multiple Free Manufacturing Boot Camps for Students and Job Seekers After Success of First Camp

Sinclair Community College is adding multiple free weeklong Manufacturing Boot Camps after the success of its first camp.  Seven students completed the first boot camp held August 1-5 at the Dayton campus and participated in interactive class sections on safety, blueprint reading, precision measurement, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining set-up and operation, and lean manufacturing. The students also received training on resume preparation and interviewing. All seven students graduated from the class earning two articulated credit hours at Sinclair and interviewed with at least one Dayton region manufacturing company for a potential job. Representatives from two companies were present for this first class: Millat Industries Corp. and Triangle Precision Industries.

The innovative camps introduce individuals to rewarding, in-demand careers in advanced manufacturing. Sinclair’s Manufacturing Boot Camps are geared towards individuals who want to learn about and/or get a start on manufacturing careers. Each week-long boot camp offers an overview of the history and lucrative opportunities in computer numerical control (CNC) while providing a hands-on introduction to the basics of safety, programming, setup, and operation of both milling centers and lathes.

According to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, the advanced manufacturing industry is expected to provide 25,386 average annual job opportunities through the year 2028 with an average annual pay of more than $63,000. In 2020, 13% of all Ohio workers were employed in manufacturing.

“Sinclair’s first Manufacturing Boot Camp was a tremendous success, and we are excited to offer this free opportunity to more students and job seekers who can learn about careers that offer excellent pay, stability, clean environments, and advancement opportunities,” Ron Ulrich, Chair, Industrial Engineering Technology – Sinclair Community College. “Manufacturing has evolved and there is no better time than now to consider this rewarding career field.”

Student participants earn two credit hours from the Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 1100 Manufacturing Boot Camp course. High school teachers and counselors can earn 28 hours of ECU credit.  There is no cost for participants. Each week-long session is limited to 12 participants. 

Sinclair’s free Manufacturing Boot Camps will be held twice per month through the Fall 2022 semester:
September 12 – 16 
September 26 – 30 
October 10 – 14 
October 24 – 28 
November 14 – 18 
November 28 – December 2 
December 12 – 16 

Online registration is available at:


Posted:  08-25-2022