Erie County Community College Forges New Partnership With Manufacturers


The Erie County Community College has embarked on a new partnership with local manufacturers in hopes that apprentices fill spots at the local firms.

According to a news report on, the College recently started a computer numeric controlled (CNC) operator program with multiple local manufacturers. The CNC program has nine courses and can be completed in as little as three semesters. Graduates of the program can be competitive in obtaining entry-level positions that lead to careers in advanced manufacturing.

“It’s an educational backbone here. The need to get these folks trained and able to enter the workforce. So, it’s good to have a partnership between the industry and higher ed. I think this is a prime example of that,” said State Senator Dan Laughlin, in the news article.

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