Thanks to generous funding from Maine Quality Centers, and in collaboration with both Biddeford Adult Education and Biddeford Regional Center of Technology, YCCC is excited to offer a FREE CNC Machinist Bootcamp Training, for those who meet the eligibility requirements.

Training Description:
The CNC Bootcamp is a six-week, 36 hour, intensive introduction to the skills needed for entry-level work as a Computer Numerical Control Operator. The program provides students with competencies in core areas including industrial safety, milling and lathe programming, precision measurement, technical math, and employability skills.  This successful candidate can earn an OSHA 10 certification as part of the manufacturing career pathway-preparing students for a wide variety of manufacturing careers.

What does a CNC Machinist do?
CNC Machinists typically do the following:

  • Calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments, such as micrometers or vernier calipers.
  • Machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders.
  • Measure, examine, or test completed units to check for defects and ensure conformance to specifications, using precision instruments, such as micrometers.
  • Set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.
  • Program computers or electronic instruments, such as numerically controlled machine tools.

Job Outlook
Employment of machinists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Machinists will be required to set up, monitor, and maintain improved technology systems, such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, autoloaders, high-speed machining, and lights-out manufacturing. (

Training begins on November 3rd and ends on December 18th.

Wednesday Evenings: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday Mornings: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

All training will take place at Biddeford Regional Center of Technology in Biddeford, ME.

 *Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18+ or older
  • Maine Resident
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Unemployed, underemployed, or employment impacted by Covid-19

All YCCC students must provide proof they received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to attending their first in-person class (Nov. 3rd). Students who require a second dose of a vaccine must provide proof of the second dose no later than 30 days from the date of their first in-person class. For more information, please check this FAQ page.

Free CNC Machinist Bootcamp Inquiry Form