Seco Adds Courses to 2013 STEP Training Schedule

Education program highlights new tools and techniques for maximizing machining efforts.

Seco Tools is in the midst of hosting free training courses at its North American Headquarters in Troy, MI as part of its Seco Technical Education Program (STEP). Designed to promote maximum machining productivity, these courses ensure Seco customers and distributors are up-to-speed on the latest tooling systems and metal cutting techniques.

According to Don Graham, education and technical service manager at Seco, as technological advances continue to further manufacturing productivity, the rate at which people learn and apply these new capabilities falls behind the actual pace of development. “We designed STEP to keep our customers in touch with a rapidly changing industry. After all, without an in-depth understanding of the new metal cutting technologies on the market, many customers find the decision making process more difficult as the range of tooling systems expands,” says Graham.

STEP Courses, which include STEP Into, STEP 1 and STEP 2, are non-commercial blends of hands-on training and classroom discussions, providing students with both practical experience and technical knowledge to maximize the learning process. Furthermore, Seco can adjust its STEP training to suit specific customer demands.

“Effective training programs that improve the manufacturing skills and techniques of individuals are those that do use classroom teaching, but in combination with hands-on instruction as a reinforcing tool. Through these methods, STEP attendees learn how to achieve substantial productivity increases, lower costs by eliminating tool waste, shorten machining times and boost competitiveness,” concludes  Graham.

To learn more about STEP and register for upcoming classes, please visit www.secotools.com/North-America/Education-STEP<http://www.secotools.com/North-America/Education-STEP> or contact Koni Sarkisian at ksarkisian@secotools.com<mailto:ksarkisian@secotools.com>. Please note classes fill up quickly and registration deadlines are subject to seating availability.