There is a projected shortage of skilled machinists throughout the country for the next 20+ years, with a big demand in Southwest Florida due to an increase in manufacturing in the region. Employment opportunities include the partners (see: Internships) and multiple aerospace companies in Florida, such as Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Honeywell, and more. In addition, boat manufacturers, gun manufacturers, and others have a presence in this state. It is not uncommon for other states to compete for your employment by offering to pay top dollar, plus moving expenses and signing bonuses.
We discuss how to make a proper resume, how to handle a job interview, and what to expect in the work environment. A set of basic machinist’s tools are given to start the job.
Paid internships during the summer between first and second year are offered. Our partners include, but are not limited to: Arthrex Corporation, US Sugar, Progress Rail, Shaw Corporation, Loos & Co, Parker Aerospace, S4J Manufacturing and Service, and Structure Medical.
Workforce Education Internship Program
Students participate in work-based learning experiences in their field of study outside of the classroom. ITECH has a Workforce Internship Program for those students who need work experience, but do not have an out-of-school job.
Our competent counseling staff provides job postings on a daily basis, with help in resume writing and the interviewing process.