PMI Expanding Manufacturing Training Facility Into Ohio

Pennsylvania-based Precision Manufacturing Institute plans to begin classes in September.

Pennsylvania-based Precision Manufacturing Institute is expanding its training facility west to Ohio. The school plans to begin classes by mid-September of 2006.

The school will provide programs aimed at the tooling and machining trades. The instruction will help fill a gap in worker training some county officials believe has hindered growth in Ashtabula County in Ohio.

Classroom sessions will be held at a local Catholic school, while the hands-on training will be done at B.C. Machining.

Surveys will be distributed in Ashtabula County and northwest Pennsylvania to ascertain the training needs of local manufactures, and results of the survey will help determine the school curriculum and schedule.

PMI was founded in 1998 by local manufacturers who needed to keep their employees up to date on the latest technology and trends, according to the company’s Web site.