Okuma America Corporation Announces the 2012 Graduates of the Okuma Service Apprentice Program

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Okuma America is proud to announce the graduation of it's 2012 apprentice program students.

Group photo of York Tech/Okuma Apprentice program graduation.

Graduates of the 2012 York Technical College and Okuma America Corporation's Apprentice Program

For more than 23 years, Okuma America Corporation has sponsored more than 100 students in the apprentice program.

Okuma America Corporation, a leading builder of CNC machine tools, is pleased to announce the 2012 graduates of its Service Apprentice Program. Kenji Shoul, Samuel Ortiz, Anthony Musolino, Chris Jenkins, Levi Wagner, Wes Thomas, Brandon Jiggetts, and Luis Cardona all completed the 33 week program sponsored by York Technical College and Okuma America Corporation.

Of the 8 graduates, Wes Thomas and Luis Cardona will be working for Okuma America and the others will be working for our distribution network. Kenji Shoul and Samuel Ortiz will be working for The Robert E. Morris Group, Anthony Musolino will be working for Gosiger West, Chris Jenkins will be working for Morris South, Levi Wagner will be working for Morris-Midwest, and Brandon Jiggetts will be working for Hartwig.

For more than 23 years, Okuma America Corporation has sponsored more than 100 students in the apprentice program. This particular program consisted of 33 weeks of classes, hands-on training, and working at Okuma America Corporation where the students learned to install options and rebuild spindles. These skills will be put to use as they service and support manufacturers and job shops who own Okuma CNC lathes, machining centers, 5-axis machines, and grinders

The next Okuma Service Apprentice Program will begin in January 2013. For more information or to register, contact Janie Liggins at (803) 981-7753 or by email at jliggins(at)yorktech(dot)com.

About Okuma America Corporation:
Okuma America Corporation is the US based affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in the development of computer numeric controls (CNC) and machining technology, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. Known for its technology leadership and world-class manufacturing, product quality and dedication to customer service, Okuma strives to be the machine tool solution provider to manufacturers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.okuma.com

About York Technical College:
York Technical College, a member of the South Carolina Technical and Comprehensive Education System, is a public, two-year institution of higher education that offers a variety of associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The College seeks to contribute to the economic growth and development of York, Lancaster, and Chester counties and of the State by maximizing student success. Through excellence in teaching and learning, the College provides program offerings, in a variety of delivery methods, in the areas of engineering, industrial and information technology, business, health sciences, and public service and transfer to senior colleges and universities. The College also offers a comprehensive selection of corporate and continuing education courses. For more information, visit http://www.yorktech.edu.

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