Okuma hosts pre-engineering students

  • March 25, 2015
  • Okuma America Corporation
  • News

March 25, 2015 - Okuma hosted high school students from the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center, York Comprehensive High School, York, South Carolina on Friday, March 13 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This unique event gave students the opportunity to learn more about CNC machining technology and career opportunities in the machine tool industry.

The pre-engineering students toured Okuma Headquarters, the Aerospace Center of Excellence and the Partners in THINC technology center. Okuma America President & COO Jim King, and Okuma sales and technical professionals educated students about career opportunities as engineers, machine tool operators, programmers and service professionals. The students viewed live cutting demonstrations on state-of-the-art machine tools in addition to trying their hand at the manual art of hand scraping.

“Community outreach is important to Okuma. We’re pleased to be able to showcase our facilities and technology and introduce students to the wide variety of career options available in the manufacturing industry. Hopefully their time spent here ignites a passion for the machine tool industry,” said Jim King, President & COO.

Okuma is hosting several student-focused, educational events during the upcoming year including a special event in October to celebrate Manufacturing Day.

About Okuma America Corporation

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, spindle and CNC control all manufactured by Okuma. Okuma’s innovative and reliable technology, paired with comprehensive, localized service protection, allows users to run continuously with confidence – maximizing profitability. Along with its industry-leading distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC, Okuma facilitates quality, productivity and efficiency, empowering the customer and enabling competitive advantage in today’s demanding manufacturing environment

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