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Bringing machining into the engineering curriculum

Manufacturing Group | April 26, 2014

SMTCL-Americas enters into a partnership with the California State Polytechnic University: providing equipment to create a machine lab.

Bringing machining into the engineering curriculum

Los Angeles – SMTCL-Americas officials announced that they have entered in to a partnership with the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. The written agreement provides a commitment from SMTCL to provide equipment to create a Machine Lab for engineering students to manufacture components for class projects and international competitions.

“Cal Poly Pomona students compete with students from prestigious universities throughout world in designing vehicles,” says Clifford Stover MSE PE, Professor, Engineering Director of California State Polytechnic University – Pomona. “Through the state-of-the-art CNC machines and expertise that we will get from SMTCL, we will not only compete better, but we can help prepare our students for the real world of manufacturing.”

Jerry McCarty, COO of SMTCL, explained that there is also a commitment from SMTCL to hire Cal Poly Students. “We have hired our first Cal Poly Pomona Engineering student as an intern. We will provide him training in CNC Machining and Engineering,” said McCarty. “We hope to hire a student every year and are looking forward to converting some of them to full-time employees when they graduate. This is a commitment to both our industry and the future of manufacturing in Southern California.”

Source: SMTCL

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