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MASC started with curriculum. Our committee was comprised mainly of manufacturers in the screw machine area. We made the courses pertinent to teaching trainees to be good operators. No fluff involved—just practical application. The committee maintained its goal to continually revise and enhance the curriculum to make it as straightforward and universal as possible.

As “word of mouth” spread, eyelets, headers, and computer-based courses were added. And we will continue to add hands-on courses as the needs of our students and the manufacturers of Connecticut grow.

Today, we‘ve increased the number of classes per year to try and meet the staffing needs of manufacturers. There are seven morning cycles and two evening cycles per year. Our newest course is offering CNC training utilizing our additions of Haas machining and milling centers.

With an eye toward the future, we will work with the manufacturers designing and implementing needed courses to help in the 21st century.

Since 1996, MASC has helped over 700 people graduate from Waterbury Adult Education and helped place over 90% of them at area companies. And now we want to help even more.

We want to address the area’s need for machine operators, including CNC and support staff, so we’ve joined forces with the Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut, Naugatuck Valley Project, the Smaller Manufacturers Association, the State Department of Labor, Waterbury Adult Education and several private sector business representatives.

Hand-picked by manufacturers, our faculty has over 500 years combined experience. Our years of knowledge coupled with our passion for teaching allow us to offer top-notch classes that help our students learn in theory and hands-on.