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FEATURED CLASS

     October 12 - November 9  |  9:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Saturdays |  TMA
   Sinker Electrical Discharge Machine (SEDM) Fundamentals of Operations

     The Sinker EDM Machine Fundamentals Course begins with an introduction to the various parts of the machine tool, generator, and control.

    A demonstration and class lab follow this on job preparation fundamentals that will allow each student to actually use the setup feature(s) of the
    machine to qualify and setup both electrodes and workpieces. Use of the tool changer as well as how to properly determine and input ATC
    tool compensation will be discussed.
     Cost: $999

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September 3 - April 9 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
Related Theory Apprenticeship Training Year 1

The first year courses are the cornerstone of the Apprentice Program and cover math, print reading, and the basics of machine tool technology. 
Cost: $1,750

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September 3 - April 9 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
Related Theory Aprenticeship Training Year 2 Basic Tool & Die

This second-year course is for the apprentice tool and die maker. It continues the study of blueprint reading and shop math, as well as process planning, process control, heat treatment, identification of steels, and more.
Cost: $1,850

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September 3 - April 9 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
Related Theory Aprenticeship Training Year 2 Basic Mold Making

This second-year course is for the apprentice mold maker. It covers the basics of mold making, including safety, project planning, types of molds, mold components, basic design, and more.
Cost: $1,850

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September 4 - April 8 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Related Theory Apprenticeship Training Year 1

The first year courses are the cornerstone of the Apprentice Program and cover math, print reading, and the basics of machine tool technology. 
Cost: $1,750

Register

September 4 - April 8 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Related Theory Apprenticeship Training Year 2 Basic CNC Programming

The second year course is for the apprentice CNC programmer. It continues the study of CNC specifics, blueprint reading, and shop math as well as process planning, manual G and M code programming and more.
Cost: $1,850

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September 4 - April 8 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Related Theory Apprenticeship Training Year 3 Advanced Tool & Die

This is a third-year course for students choosing the tool and die path. Students will acquire knowledge involving the principles of cutting and forming sheet metal as applied in progressive dies, and in single operation stage tools.
Cost: $2,050

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September 4 - April 8 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Related Theory Apprenticeship Training Year 3 Advanced CNC Programming

This is a third-year course for students on the CNC machining path. This class will be hands-on, with heavy emphasis on programming a CNC Lathe and Mill, along with an introductory section of Mastercam, C and Y axis Lathe with live tooling, and Multi axis Machining. 
Cost: $2,050
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September 4 - April 8 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Mondays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Related Theory Apprenticeship Training Year 3 Advanced Mold Making

This is a third-year course for students choosing the mold making path. Content includes a study of the mold cavity and core, runners, gates, fitting details, shutoffs, methods of construction, clearances, mold base technology and materials as well as locking devices.
Cost: $2,050
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September 5 - September 26 |  8:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Thursdays  |  TMA
Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Learning Journey helps your next generation of leaders prepare for their next career step within your business. It helps the individuals in your leadership pipeline build the confidence and capability for one of he most critical career shifts…becoming a people-leader.
Cost: $500

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September 7 & September 14 |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Saturdays  |  TMA
Blueprint Reading 

This 16-hour introductory program explains the importance of engineering drawings in manufacturing, and thoroughly describes how drawings are portrayed and information communicated. Those who should attend include all production, inspection, sales, purchasing, drafting, engineering, and quality personnel who are responsible for interpreting and/or manufacturing from engineering drawings.
Cost: $600

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September 11 |  10:00 AM - 11:15 am  |  Tuesday |  Online Webinar
Principles of Metallurgy Webinar

Learn metallurgy fundamentals. A great refresher for people who took a metallurgy course in college.
Cost: Free

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September 12 |  10:00 AM - 11:30 am  |  Wednesday |  Online Webinar
Carbon Steel Metallurgy Webinar

This webinar covers the metallurgy of gray and ductile cast iron, the most common types of cast iron.  You’ll learn about their microstructures, the effects of composition and microstructure on strength, hardness, and ductility and hardness, and the effects of the casting process on microstrostructure.
Cost: $89/ person, $267/ group of 3-6 ppl​

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September 24  |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Tuesday  |  TMA
Effective Contract Negotiations

This course focuses on the entire commercial process for OEM business for those companies selling production components to larger OEM customers.   Attendees will learn how to strengthen their quotation process and learn all aspects of negotiating a sales agreement with their customer:  the right timing, establishing priorities, participant roles, negotiating tactics, and assessing the results before and after the negotiations.  
Cost: $250

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October 1 - February 11 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  TMA
Introduction to CNC Training (Level 1)

This course combines theory and hands-on training in set-up, operation, and programming of a CNC mill and CNC lathe. Emphasis is placed upon developing safe work habits to operate CNC machines. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in programming, set-up, and operation, and manufacture small parts using a CNC lathe and mill. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings.
Cost: $3,499

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October 1 - April 7 |  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Tuesdays  |  TMA
Mold Design

This class will cover multiple types of molds, including stripper plate molds, unscrewing molds, quick change molds, and hot runner molds. Students will learn the basics of mold construction, covering the use and placement of bolts and dowels. Along with leader pins, return pins, support pillars, stop buttons, rail design, clamp slots, and parting-line locks. Explanations on how the mold interfaces with the molding press.
 Cost: $4,999

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October 3 & October 4  |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Thursday & Friday  |  TMA
Internal Auditing

This workshop focuses on establishing and integrating an effective internal auditing process and initiative, with a significant emphasis on understanding and utilizing practical auditing techniques. As part of this seminar, the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard will be reviewed and evaluated, in order to fully understand the impact of the requirements and how they will affect the internal audit process. It addresses interpreting the requirements and ensuring system compliance, as well as ensuring maximum value added to your organization.
Cost: $550

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October 4 - February 14 |  9:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Fridays  |  TMA
Introduction to CNC Training (Level 1)

This course combines theory and hands-on training in set-up, operation, and programming of a CNC mill and CNC lathe. Emphasis is placed upon developing safe work habits to operate CNC machines. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in programming, set-up, and operation, and manufacture small parts using a CNC lathe and mill. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings
Cost: $3,499

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October 7 |  8:00 am - 10:30 am  |  Monday  |  TMA
Government Contracting 101

Learn the basics of government contracting to compete in the government-contracting marketplace. Topics include PTAC’s free bid lead/bid matching system, vendor registration at all governmental levels (SAM, IPG, etc.),  small business certifications and sub-contracting opportunities.
Cost: $35 | includes light breakfast and course materials

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October 8 - December 3  |  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm  |  Tuesdays & Wednesdays  |  TMA
Intermediate Swiss CNC

This hands-on, project-based 8-week course will focus on more advanced concepts related to Swiss-type machining. Content includes complete part processing, proving out programs, maintains a productive setup, and more.
Cost: $1,499

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October 10 & 11  |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Thursday & Friday  |  TMA
Leading Your Organization Through a Culture of Coaching

Over the course of two consecutive 8-hour sessions, participants are immersed in topics from emotional intelligence, resonant leadership, mindset, listening, powerful questions, creating coaching agreements and how to enable a culture of coaching in their company.
Cost: $750

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October 12 - November 9  |  9:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Saturdays |  TMA
Sinker Electrical Discharge Machine (SEDM) Fundamentals of Operations

The Sinker EDM Machine Fundamentals Course begins with an introduction to the various parts of the machine tool, generator, and control.

A demonstration and class lab follow this on job preparation fundamentals that will allow each student to actually use the setup feature(s) of the machine to qualify and setup both electrodes and work pieces. Use of the tool changer as well as how to properly determine and input ATC tool compensation will be discussed.
Cost: $999

Register

October 15  |  8:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Tuesday  |  TMA
Effective Contract Negotiations

Overarching Theme: The action steps a business owner can take to make their business Viable, Stable, Sustainable and Profitable.  Businesses with those characteristics are Transferable.   
Cost: $99

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October 17 - October 18 |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm / 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Thursday & Friday  |  TMA
OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training 

This General Industry 10-hour course is designed to provide a good general base of safety knowledge that participants can bring back to their facility.
Students who complete this course will receive OSHA certificates.
Cost: $400

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October 19, 26, & November 2 |  8:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Saturdays  |  TMA
Comprehensive GD&T 

The main goal of this course is to bring all participants to an operational level of understanding of all GD&T concepts, applications, and inspection. This course is a thorough introduction for those with a little to moderate level of experience with GD&T, as well as those who wish to advance their understanding of an application to an advanced level. The course will focus on actual industry drawings utilizing GD&T concepts.
Cost: $700

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October 21  |  8:00 am - 10:00 am  |  Monday  |  TMA
Bid to Win Government Contracts

Are you interested in winning a government contract, but aren’t sure how to write a good proposal to respond to a bid? Learn the basics of writing a proposal to ensure you are responding to everything requested in a solicitation.  This seminar will offer methods and ideas so that you can stand out from the crowd!
Cost: $35 | includes light breakfast and course materials

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October 22 |  8:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Tuesday  |  TMA
Managing within the Law

This 4-hour learning experience is anything but a trudge through employment law. It is an interactive, fast-paced program that equips leaders with the tools they need to create a safe harbor at work. The focus is to learn it, live it, and return to be able to teach it with impact back at work.
Cost: $250

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November 5 - November 26 |  8:30 am - 12:30 pm  |  Tuesdays  |  TMA
Tools for Front-Line Supervisors

Tools for Frontline Supervisors is a hands-on, forward-thinking, forward-doing learning experience that equips people-leaders with the capability and confidence to be more effective in leading themselves, leading others and leading the business.
Cost: $600

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December 5   |  8:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Thursday  |  TMA
Business Acumen

The Game of Business Finance & Strategy is a powerful, fast-paced classroom business simulation—enhanced with technology components and customized to meet unique needs—that guides
learners to discover how business really works and how they impact the bottom line. Armed with on-the-job tools, they are ready to act to drive results.
Cost: $750

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