Precision Machine Trades is a two year program housed at Salem High School.
In year one students gain entry level knowledge of machining as they work in the classroom and the shop by making parts from blueprint drawings and making hand tools that they can keep. Projects include various hammers, T-slot cleaners, and more. In year 2 students will continue learning in the classroom and shop with an added focus on polishing up employability skills to help them obtain employment. Students will be encouraged to apply for jobs in the Machining Industry and will be allowed to complete work based learning and on-the-job training for part of the school day.
Throughout both years students will be working on completing and achieving NIMS Credentials, which are industry recognized credentials that count toward the progress for obtaining Journeyman status. These credentials also double for the purpose of meeting graduation requirements.