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In-demand apprentice machinists compete for regional awards as industry looks fill vacant jobs

Colton McCallen of Aggressive Grinding Services in Unity blows away metal shavings as he works on his project Friday during the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association’s annual Best Metalworking Apprentice in Southwestern Pennsylvania competition. The event was held at the Westmoreland Advanced Technology Center at RIDC Westmoreland near New Stanton.

Travis Bayne of New Kensington was focused on cutting a cylinder-shaped piece of aluminum on a manual lathe Friday as part of a competition for apprentice machinists determined to produce a precise, quality machined part as quickly as possible.

Source: The Tribune-Review

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