Precision Machining Technology

Department Head: Michael Hood

Instructor: Christopher Mongeau


Manufacturing Expo & Career Fair- October 17, 4:00-6:00

Celebrate Manufacturing Month with Vinal Technical High School! Tour their manufacturing shops, listen to a panel discussion on technical high school and community college programs, and get employer perspectives on jobs and wages. This is in partnership with Middlesex Community College.


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An interesting article on Vinal Tech Precision Machining, and Sirois and a WBL student. This was on CPTV.

In November the Freshman Exploratory students from Precision Machining went to visit Sirois Tool in Berlin, CT. The company is a Tool and Gage Manufacturing facility with approximately 50 employees, four of which are current or recent Vinal Tech students. The students currently are Tool and Die Making Apprentices with the goal of becoming Journeyman Toolmakers in the near future.

The Freshman students were able to take a tour of the facility and see first-hand what a real manufacturing facility looks like. They heard from the President of the company the need to attract young people into the exciting, creative careers available in manufacturing. They toured the different departments within the facility and were really surprised by how clean and fun it was. 


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On Monday, Oct. 10th the Precision Machining Students took a company tour of Sirois Tool as part of Manufacturing Week in CT. The goal of the tour was to increase student awareness of the many careers in the Manufacturing field.

The students also gained valuable insight on methods and machines used to hold tight tolerances on many of the parts that are made at Sirois Tool. Typically to one ten thousand of an inch (.0001) or less. Many thanks to Sirois Tool for hosting us.

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News - Grant awarded.


Students enrolled in the CTHSS Precision Machining Technology program are given instruction in and demonstrate skills and knowledge in machine safety, measuring tools, precision machining fundamentals using; manual milling machines, lathes, and other metal processing machines. Students’ progress using computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining and turning centers as early as the 10th grade and become proficient in their operation and programming upon graduation.

Our programs are constantly evolving to best align with industry standards both regionally and nationally. For more program details, please click here to visit our home office website.

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Precision Manufacturing student