Lincoln High School, located in Placer County, California, is introducing the new iDesign – CNC Machining Program in spring 2008. Students will learn how to design projects in 3D computer software and then create jewelry, tools, toys, and auto parts in wood, plastic and metal on manual and automated equipment. The Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) won a $250,000 grant from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to develop this new Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machining program to prepare high school students for high paying manufacturing jobs in demand locally (PDF Flyer).
Learn more about the program, teacher, and educational pathways that this Lincoln High School program can introduce you to and career opportunities in the fields of CNC machining, design, engineering, materials science and Mechatronics. Check out the latest news on iDesign, watch the video, read the blog, and find additional resource links.
Local employers report that there is a high demand locally for technically trained employees. Some of the highly paid, in-demand local careers include:
- Machinist - $28,000 - $70,000 per year
- Manufacturing Technician $21,000 - $57,000 per year
- Design Engineer $49,000 - $128,000 per year
- Manufacturing Engineering Manager $80,000 - $130,000 per year
To learn more about the iDesign program at Lincoln High School, talk to Scott Seacrist, (916) 645-6360 or visit him in the Tech Shop. Organizations interested in supporting the program with tours, speakers, internships, equipment donation and funding can contact Sierra College CACT at (916) 660-7801.