Career Pathways - Machine Tool

Machine Tool/CNC Operator

Vocational ESL (VESL)
Certificate Program

for non-native English speakers, immigrants and refugees

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Road Map
  • Do you like to work with your hands?
  • Do you like to use tools and equipment?
  • Do you like to work with metal and machinery?
  • Do you have good coordination, mobility, and eyesight?
  • Can you stand on your feet for a long time and lift heavy objects?

If you say yes, then machine tool technology could be the perfect career for you!

This half-year program provides training to help you gain the skills for an entry-level position as a machine tool operator or a CNC operator. When you complete the training, you can look for work right away. You can also continue to study for a degree in Integrated Metals while you are working.

  • Job placement help for students completing the program
  • Learn about blueprint reading, precision measuring, CNC machining, math, and industrial safety
  • Improve your English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Full-time daytime training: eight hours of classes during the day Monday through Friday.
  • Pre-term Class: EWD6IT, Vocational ESL for Industrial Technology
Machine Tool Student
Machine Tool Student

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For information on Machine Tool Training with VESL contact: Angelique Kauffman, Workforce Development Specialist, 503-660-1444,

For information about the mainstream machine tool technology program, please click here:

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