Okuma Hosts High School Students

North Carolina pre-engineering students learn about CNC machining technology and career opportunities in the machine tool industry.

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Okuma America Corp. hosted a group of North Carolina high school students on March 13, offering them an opportunity to learn more about CNC machining technology and career opportunities in the machine tool industry.

Pre-engineering students from the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center, York Comprehensive High School, in York, South Carolina, toured the company's Charlotte headquarters, the Aerospace Center of Excellence and the Partners in THINC technology center. Okuma President and COO Jim King, and company 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 and tried their hands at the manual art of hand-scraping.  

“Community outreach is important to Okuma," King says. "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,”

Okuma plans to host several student-focused educational events during this year, including a special event in October to celebrate Manufacturing Day.

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