CNC Training Academy appoints new trainer to meet demand.

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The CNC Training Academy, based in Leamington and part of Mills CNC, has appointed a new trainer, Karen Earley, previously a Training Assessor at South Leicestershire College's Engineering Training Centre.

Having joined the Training Academy in September, she will initially be running a range of CNC Turning and CNC Milling Setter and Operator courses. Designed for Mills CNC customers, they have also been designed for any employed machine operator and/or setter who needs to brush up on his or her skills, as well as for unemployed adults looking at pursuing a career in engineering. "I'm really looking forward to running these training sessions and then to progress to running the numerous Fanuc, Heidenhain and Siemens CNC Programmer courses that have helped establish the Training Academy as the leading CNC Programmer training provider," said Ms Earley. As well as being PTTLS (Preparing to Teach in a Life-long Learning Sector) and CTTLS (Continuing to Teach in a Life-long Learning Sector) qualified, Ms Earley has considerable experience in the private sector, too. Having left school at 16, she completed her four year Craft Apprenticeship at Thorn Lighting, Leicester, gaining Mechanical Engineering Craft Studies 1, 2 and 3 and in her seven years at the company, as well as invaluable machining and manufacturing experience (milling, turning, maintenance, servicing etc). Following a period in Australia, she returned to the UK and held a number of machining (Programming and Setting) and training positions at Tec Manufacturing and Summit Engineering – precision subcontractors located in Leicestershire, before moving to the Further Education sector. Concludes Ms Earley: "It's a great being part of a training organisation that's successful and has such ambitious growth plans. The Academy's reputation amongst UK and Irish manufacturers is second to none – and I'm delighted that I am involved with, and can make a real contribution to, such a progressive and forward-thinking organisation." Jeff Hart, CNC Training Academy manager, said: "It's fantastic having Karen on board. Her skills and experience have helped her hit the ground running from day one...and I'm confident that she will be a big success."