Micron recently brought a class of machinists-in-training through a tour of our facilities.

The class from Grand Rapids Community College’s CNC machinist program viewed demonstrations of our machines, equipment, and work environment. These visits are an opportunity for students to see a CNC machining shop in action. They also give Micron a way to stay connected with the training programs future workers are graduating.

This year, the students were particularly interested in some of our swiss and conventional CNC machines, our Keyence visual measuring equipment, and our coordinated measuring machine (CMM). Visits like this also give the students a chance to ask off-the-cuff questions about working in this industry.

The Escomatics also featured in the tour.

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Operations manager John Bogardus periodically visits GRCC’s campus to check in with this program.

“It’s a good way to gage interest in the industry and the skill level of people pursuing this line of work,” he said. “In the times I’ve visited GRCC’s campus, they seem to be investing in their programs. I’ve seen some new equipment there, which is nice to see.”

Several of Micron’s current employees are GRCC graduates.

Beyond the immediate benefit of having a relationship with the next generation of workers, Micron is proud to be able to connect and help in this way. It fits with our core mission which, in part, is to strengthen and grow our community.