Get Hands-On Experience with Industry-Leading Machines at PMI

In order to get a job of any type, you’ve got to have knowledge and skill in the particular field or industry to which you are applying. And if you want to stand out from the other applicants, you’ve also got to have experience. But experience can be hard to come by if you’re new to the field, and it’s hard to get more of it if you don’t already have some to begin with.

At PMI, we’ve found a way around this work-related riddle. Our professional trade training programs incorporate hands-on experience into the curriculum and give you early access to commonly used industry-leading and specialty equipment while you are obtaining your education—that way, when it comes time to look for a job, you can hold your head up high and proudly say, “Yes, I do have experience with the machines your company uses.”

What Machines Do We Train Our Students On?

Here’s a breakdown of the specific machines students have regular access to in our different training programs:

Electric-Arc Welding:

  • 18 separate welding booths
  • Iron worker metal shear, punch, and bender
  • Metal working band saw
  • Bridgeport milling machine
  • Lincoln Precision Tig and Square Wave machines
  • Lincoln Power MIG machines
  • Oxy-Acetylene and plasma arc cutting systems
  • Clausing metal lathe

Electro-Mechanical Technology:

  • Hydraulics & pneumatics training labs
  • PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) labs
  • Control panel wiring lab
  • Mechanical drives training labs
  • FANUC robotics systems

CNC Machinist:

  • Operating a CNC MachineManual Bridgeport mill
  • Clausing and South Bend lathes
  • Haas CNC mills & CNC lathes (conversional)
  • FANUC robo drills
  • Mazak 4-axis lathe

CNC Operator:

  • Manual Bridgeport mill
  • Clausing and South Bend lathes

If you don’t recognize some of the company or machine names listed above, or are confused by some of the terms, don’t worry. You’re not in the industry yet. But, when you are, you’ll hear these company and machine names all the time, as they’re the top, most commonly used in the industry—and, when you hear them, you can be confident that your education at PMI has trained you on how to expertly use them.

To learn more about the equipment we use and the hands-on experience we provide our students, give us a call. Or if you’d like to take a gander at our machines up close and in person, contact us to set up a tour of our facility.