Throughout the region, Food Truck events are becoming increasingly popular and events coordinator, Stacy Peters, wanted to bring that excitement to Martinsville as a way to help NCI promote its programs and activities.
New College Foundation provided books for students participating in NCI's Engineering Camps for Girls and Boys. Through funds allotted for community outreach, the books Hidden Figures Young Reader's Edition, by New York Times best-selling author, Margot Lee Shetterly and Steve Jobs, Insanely Great, by Jessie Hartland were selected as appropriate reading for the young campers.
Precision Machining Training at NCI
“We are up and running,” says Pamela Carter-Taylor, Coordinator for the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the New College Institute. Several businesses have recently held training in the high bay on the HAAS precision machining equipment with instructor, Doug Beaver.
Beaver has over 30 years of machining and programming experience, and is employed at Southside Virginia Community College in Emporia, Virginia. He also serves as a mentor for students working on their NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) credentials.
The first class of seven students from JP Superior Solutions received certificates in Precision Machining. According to Carter-Taylor, other companies such as Mountain Valley Organics have engaged NCI’s assistance in training their employees to “help them increase their machining skills and to develop service devices for their farm.”
In the near future, NCI plans to offer training utilizing the Mazak computer controlled precision metal cutting machines.
Carter-Taylor is a veteran of the U.S. Army and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Finance. She also has a master certificate in Project Management. Carter-Taylor was previously employed with Chrysler Corporation and has been with the New College Institute since last fall.