Mar 9 Why I Moved to Indiana and Joined 180 Skills

Why I Moved to Indiana and Joined 180 Skills

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Last month, I posted a blog on LinkedIn that was a personal reflection of why I love manufacturing. It shared a bit about what powers my passion and purpose. People. Every single day, I get out of bed wanting to support the people that make our lives easier and make this country great, our nation’s manufacturers. Read more

Feb 12 180 Skills – Technology Based Exit Strategy

This past year has been a busy one for 180 Skills, LLC. Not only have we launched our new online school but we have been collaborating with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and the Soldier for Life Program at Fort Lee in Virginia to offer skills training for their exiting military.

The latest issue of Military Advanced Education & Transition goes into details of the collaboration efforts and the current program options.

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Jun 8 CNC Certification – Your Next Big Career Step

CNC machines (Computerized Numerical Control) are machine tools controlled by a specialized computer. They come in a wide range of types: mills, lathes, plasma cutters, drills, and more. Almost every machine tool used in manufacturing has a CNC variant.

What Is CNC?

CNC stands for Computerized Numerical Control. CNC allows for the efficient and cost-effective manufacturing of large quantities of parts. Because CNC machines are fast and precise, they are quickly becoming the standard in the manufacturing industry. CNC machines also allow for greater flexibility. They can be programmed and set up to create different kinds of parts or even fulfill unique, customized orders on-demand. Read more

May 28 180 Skills Powers Army Advanced Manufacturing CNC Skills Education

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2015

Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, | Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing: Alicia Durham, 804-722-3700,

Governor Announces New Training Initiative to Transition Veterans into Advanced Manufacturing

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has launched a new advanced manufacturing training program for active duty soldiers preparing for the civilian workforce and veterans who have recently transitioned to civilian life. The program is a collaboration amongst the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), the Crater Regional Workforce Investment Board (Crater WIB), the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), the Fort Lee Soldier for Life Program and 180 Skills, an online career and technical education curriculum provider. Read more