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Hurco and Lincoln Tech Announce Educational Initiative    

Published: 9/11/2013

WEST ORANGE, NJ--Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training and a driving force in helping students turn their passion into professional success, has announced a training partnership with Hurco Companies, Inc., (HURC) to train a new generation of CNC Machinists on the Indianapolis, IN campus of Lincoln College of Technology.


Lincoln will become one of the first proprietary school networks to launch a program offering training for CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Machining careers. The CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology program will train students in manufacturing fundamentals such as milling and turning, and will also include advanced machining concepts and simulated workplace exercises. All hands-on lab training will take place on Hurco equipment, which the manufacturer is providing to Lincoln. The agreement with Hurco establishes Lincoln as a training partner through 2018.


"Lincoln is excited to be partnering with a worldwide leader--not to mention a close neighbor--in Hurco of Indianapolis," says Indianapolis campus President Todd Clark. "The 10 CNC machines Hurco will provide will be invaluable to our students--who will always train on the most current Hurco technologies. It's a mutually beneficial partnership as well--our school is less than a mile from Hurco's world headquarters and they can use our training facility as a type of showroom when their own clients want to view their models in action. We're extremely excited to be working with them."


While Lincoln students will have the benefit of training on state-of-the-industry machines, Hurco will have the benefit of knowing their customers will be able to hire Lincoln graduates who join the workforce trained and ready to work on specific Hurco models. In addition, the top two graduating students from each Lincoln class will be offered paid internships with Hurco.


"The American manufacturing industry is one that we've wanted to directly support for some time now," says Shaun McAlmont, Lincoln's CEO. "This program, and the partnership with Hurco, will allow us to do just that. We anticipate a great deal of success on both sides - as Lincoln students graduate and go on to successful CNC careers that drive our nation's manufacturing rebound, and as Hurco strengthen their own workforce by having 'first choice' of our graduates."


Companies such as Hurco have been instrumental in developing technology and equipment that has reshaped and redefined what "manufacturing careers" entail. The industry has undergone a revolution that Lincoln will spotlight as it recruits prospective students, says McAlmont.


"Today's manufacturing jobs are technical in nature, and ideally suited for people who are analytical problem solvers and who want to build things using computers and technology," McAlmont explains. "These aren't the perceived 'factory' jobs of a generation or two ago, and people will be surprised at what they find when they come to a CNC facility. Modern manufacturing facilities are clean, comfortable, safe work environments."


Hurco's President Greg Volovic believes Lincoln can be a leading voice in changing the way manufacturing is viewed around the country. "Lincoln has the national reach to be an influential voice to educate the public about 21st century manufacturing in America, what it looks like, and why it is important," Volovic says.


"Lincoln's commitment to applied education and their grasp on the role of technology in manufacturing helps create a quality program where students can attain the education they need in order to launch new careers in the manufacturing sector."


"Our core customers, who run small to medium-sized job shops, tell us they continue to have difficulty finding qualified employees," Volovic adds. "Partnering with Lincoln to build a premier CNC machining program right here in Indianapolis is the perfect opportunity for Hurco. Manufacturing is where skilled trades and technology meet, and Hurco CNC mills and lathes provide the technology pieces that will increase the value and relevance of the skills students will learn."


Lincoln continues to seek out and establish new partnerships and programs around the country to bridge the skills gap between the abilities of the workforce and the needs of employers. The Indianapolis campus is a 185,000+ square foot facility that has been redesigned to include a 5,000-square foot CNC Machining and Manufacturing training area. The campus will offer certificate and diploma programs in CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology, in addition to its current programs in Automotive, Diesel and Truck Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, and Electronics Systems Technology.

About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.

Lincoln currently operates 38 campuses and five training sites in 15 states under five brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Lincoln College of New England, and Florida Medical Training Institute.