Center for Advanced Manufacturing – Now Open

The much anticipated Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Lake Technical College is now open and the college is accepting applications for the fall semester for Welding Technology, Advanced Welding, and CNC Production Specialist (machining). This 24,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility houses 40 welding stations, a large fabrication area, grinding center, computer lab for blueprint reading and programming, and a machine shop with a CNC mill, CNC lathe, knee mill, and other equipment utilized in the machining industry.

The manufacturing industry is strong in Lake County and our region. As with many technical trades, there is a severe shortage of skilled workers so the timing is perfect for newly prepared, entry level employees to enter the manufacturing workforce. Currently, hundreds of jobs go unfilled as employers struggle to find trained workers. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing was created to help prepare the workforce of tomorrow.

Lake Technical College is a public, post-secondary institution whose mission is to be an integral component of the economic growth and development in our community by offering a variety of high quality career-training opportunities. Our faculty are experts in their industries and they thrive on launching their students into successful careers. Our programs are fast and affordable! Most programs are completed in approximately one year, thus the slogan, “Career in a Year.” Tuition is based on $2.88 per hour and financial aid is available to those who qualify. For more information on any of our manufacturing programs, please visit; to complete the FAFSA for financial aid, please visit Summer Hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-5:00pm.

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