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Sinclair Community College to Host Manufacturing Boot Camps to Expose Students and Job Seekers to Rewarding, In-Demand Careers

Sinclair Community College is offering two FREE opportunities to 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 will offer 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.

“The Manufacturing Boot Camp is a tremendous opportunity to 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 will 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.  Each week-long session is limited to 12 participants. 

Participants can choose one of the following sessions:

Session 1

July 18 – 22, 2022

Monday through Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday – 8:00 a.m. to Noon

Session 2

August 1 – 5, 2022

Monday through Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday – 8:00 a.m. to Noon

To register for one of Sinclair’s Manufacturing Boot Camp sessions, email or call 937-512-2570.

Sinclair offers more than 30 degrees and certificates that support advanced manufacturing and automation. In addition, Sinclair’s Office of Work-Based Learning works with manufacturing companies in the Dayton region to place students in internships or apprenticeships.

In the past five years, Sinclair has awarded the following number of degrees and certificates related to advanced manufacturing:

  • 1,900 – Computer Information Systems
  • 591 – Tooling and Machining Technologies
  • 157 – Robotics
  • 139 – Mechanical Engineering Technologies
  • 100 – Civil Engineering Technologies
  • 15 – Industrial Engineering Technology

To learn more about degrees and certificates related to advanced manufacturing, visit Sinclair’s Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Division at