he Training Centers serves two vital functions:
To provide a quality learning environment for qualified individuals interested in learning or furthering their skills in the machining, tooling, and manufacturing industry.
To supply the machining, tooling, and manufacturing industry with skilled, trained, competent workers.
An independent, nonprofit Trust of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association operates the Training Centers. The LA/NTMA represents the custom precision-manufacturing industry in Southern California. Its member companies design and manufacture special tools and machines, dies, jigs, fixtures, gauges, and precision-machined parts, and are involved in virtually anything that is fabricated or consumed.
Six distinct training programs are offered by the Training Centers of Southern California. Depending on the program, instruction time, generally, is divided equally between classroom, computer lab, and shop, providing a unique blend of practical theory and shop-floor machining experience. All instructions are given in English. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. After successfully completing the Machinist Training Program students qualify for the NTMA’s Training Center’s job placement. The school cannot guarantee employment.