Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) November 9, 2009
Okuma America Corporation (http://www.okuma.com/home.html) and distributor Hartwig, Inc. will provide machine tool equipment to Davis Applied Technology College (DATC) for use in their Machine Tool Technology Program . The machine tool lab, soon to be known as the Okuma Institute for Technology at Davis Applied Technology College, will also serve as a showroom for Hartwig in the Rocky Mountain region, providing local manufacturers an opportunity to see, first-hand, the Okuma machines and THINC control technology.
Okuma and Hartwig are collaborating to provide DATC with a working showroom of CNC lathes, vertical machining centers, multi-tasking machines and a horizontal machining center with a Fastems flexible manufacturing system. The equipment will be used to provide students with hands-on training on state-of-the-art equipment for development of CNC machinists, programmers and quality control and inspection specialists. Additionally, local manufacturing companies will have opportunities to visit the facility and see the machines in operation.
DATC provides students with a hands-on, self-paced learning experience that prepares them for employment. Nationally accredited through the Council on Occupational Education, DATC courses emphasize the skills required on the job and provide this training through instructors that have extensive industry experience. Students are required to complete 1140 hours of course work in order to receive their Machine Tool Technology certificate.
Larry Schwartz, President and COO of Okuma America Corporation stated, "We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunity to bring the best in machine tool and control technology to this vibrant and growing market. DATC offers an incredible learning experience, and we are proud to help develop future machinists and programmers."
Although machines have already been installed and training has begun, the Okuma Institute of Technology at Davis Applied Technology College (http://www.datc.edu) will formally open on January 12. Grand Opening activities will take place January 12-14, 2010.