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Machinist

Machinist students in class

Launch your career as a machinist.

If you like to build and create things, are detail oriented, and like to work with your hands, you may enjoy machining. Machinists use tools to fabricate parts for everything from the parts on your car to medical equipment to jets. Following blue print plans or specifications, machinists produce parts using machines or by programming a computer.

At Bates, students learn to use conventional machines, CNC machining centers and turning centers. As a hands-on program, students complete a series of projects designed to broaden their machining experience.

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Staff Spotlight

Juliette Kern
Juliette Kern, Manager of student activities

Juliette Kern, Bates's manager of student activities and the Associated Student Government, is inpired by our students. Says Juliette, "Many of our students overcome obstacles on a daily basis, either by challenging their past, or things that arise in the present. Many are just learning the skills needed to move forward, but they get up every morning and keep coming back, because they know it will change their lives. I am inspired by their resilience, their persistence, and I am proud that I get to be a part of their journey."

Juliette is passionate about helping students have a great experience and her goal is to help raise school spirit.

Learn more about Juliette now.