The Right Skills Now CNC Fast-Track training program is focused on the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as a CNC mill or lathe operator. The 16-week classroom training is followed by an 8-week paid internship and is designed for students to obtain high-quality manufacturing jobs. Employers are engaged with students from the beginning by offering tours and interviews for  the opportunity  to work with them on an 8-week paid internship. 


Program Benefits

  • Short-Term 10 – 16 week programs
  • Employers Engaged in Setting Outcomes & Recruitment
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Industry-Recognized Credentials
  • Building Block to Career Pathways


Industry Recognized Credentials

This program will prepare you to earn:

  • National Institute of Metalworking Skills Credentials:
    Job Planning, Bench work & Layout and Measurement, Materials & Safety
  • National Career Readiness Certificate  – Silver, Level 4 (NCRC)
  • OSHA-10 Certification


Employment Outlook

Occupational Title Starting Wage Annual Job Openings
CNC Machine Tool Operators, Metal/Plastic $25,760  511
Machinist $27,300  937
CNC Machine Tool Programmers, Metal/Plastic $32,860  79
Tool and Die Makers  $36,040  87



Internships are available in the following programs:

Right Skills Now – Short-Term Technical Certificate

Computer-Aided Machining Operator – One Year Technical Certificate

Manufacturing Engineering Computer-Aided Machining Major – Associate Degree