Machine TechnologyBrief Description
The Machine Technology program prepares students for entry into the growing field of high tech manufacturing, where there is currently a shortage of skilled workers. The standards developed by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS) guide the training curriculum. Students learn to operate a wide variety of machines and computer software currently used in the dynamic world of manufacturing.
Year Program Started
Grade level that first course in sequence is offered
Maintenance, Installation, and Repair, Manufacturing Production, Quality Assurance
Academic Design and Delivery
Number of courses required to complete or offered in the program:
Total credits required to complete the program:
National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET), OSHA10, A certificate or certification offered by a third party. Completers would need the following: NIMS Measurement, Materials & Safety and OSHA10 And one of the following: NIMS: Milling 1, NIMS: Turning1: Turning Between Centers, NIMS: Turning 1: Chucking, NIMS: CNC Turning: Programming, Setup & Operations, NIMS: CNC Milling: Programming, Setup & Operations.
Stakeholders participating in program review
Education: This may include a high school diploma or equivalent, postsecondary degree or completion of postsecondary level CTE coursework.
Work Experience: This may include completion of a specified number of hours or years of work or apprenticeship experience in the occupational area.
Certification: This may include possession of an industry-recognized license or certification.
Teacher or CTE Training: This may include completion of professional learning or training required for teachers generally, professional learning or training in the CTE field or in a specific occupational area, mentorship experience, or other pedagogical training.
Opportunities to earn credit articulating to the next level of education
How are employability skill standards incorporated into the program?
Students are scored bi-weekly using a 21st Century Work Readiness rubric. The criteria includes: Professionalism; Collaboration; Communication; and Critical Thinking skills.
Yes - Davies currently has 140 active partners. Our partners support our students and programs by participating as guest speakers; interviewing and hiring students; participating on our program Advisory Board committees; and as in-house judges for State-held competitions in the individual fields.
We work with several community partners: YMCA; RIMA; SkillsUSA; ACTE; and RI Hospitality to name a few.
Work-based learning opportunities/internships
Cooperative work education, Internships
Student Recruitment and Engagement
Program data collection
Each program collects: WBL; Credential Results; Program completers; and post-secondary credits. The data is used to report out to RI Department of Education. Data is also reviewed by the Supervisor of CTE to determine any gaps for all areas mentioned above. Supervisor then meets with individual program instructors to determine a plan, if necessary, to ensure the students and program is meeting the requirements of the CTE BOT Industry standards.