Successfully implemented in shops throughout North America, camInstructor’s online courses played an integral part in keeping CNC programming instruction on track during the Covid-19 pandemic by allowing students to learn remotely for uninterrupted training. Now, these courses can be offered in a hybrid format for the ultimate in flexibility as more workers head back to the shop or office.
The technology training experts at camInstructor are offering their proven Mastercam training courses in both online and hybrid formats. Each CNC programming training course includes high quality video instruction, step-by-step printable instructions, and quizzes and exams. By completing all courses students and employees will have learned how to machine more than 30 real world parts in Mastercam Mill 2D, Mill 3D, Lathe, Solids, 4-Axis, 5-Axis and Wire.
For instance, the company's Mastercam Premium Bundle subscription includes a full version of Mastercam Home Learning Edition software licensed for educational use with more than 200 hours of Mastercam training contained in seven courses. For those times when students are stumped, they can ask an unlimited number of questions to a Certified instructor for up to a year. This is especially helpful during online-only instruction.
Additionally, four camInstructor Mastercam certificates are available and awarded after passing interactive hands-on camInstructor tests for Mastercam Mill 2D, Mastercam Mill 3D, Mastercam Lathe and 4-axis. These certificates confirm that the student has passed and can draw and toolpath a part similar to the part examples in the course. Because camInstructor is a third-party partner of CNC Software, LLC, the developers of Mastercam, certifications in these courses are recognized by them.
In addition to the Mastercam instruction, other courses available by camInstructor include, manual programming courses for CNC Mill and Lathe, how to Setup and Operate a Haas 3-Axis, 4-Axis, 5-Axis CNC Mill and Lathes in addition to comprehensive SOLIDWORKS courses which include Sketching, Modeling, Assemblies and Drawings.
The camInstructor courses are designed for students who want or need to learn at their own pace. All include step-by-step instructions and coordinating videos so that each step is demonstrated for all types of learners. Each task is short and easy to accomplish, encouraging the student to use the software to learn rather than reading lengthy tutorials. In fact, more than 75 percent of a student's time is spent working on projects, building up from simple CAD drawings to more complex parts and toolpaths by the end of the course. The end of each lesson includes exercises to help reinforce what the student has already learned.
"Our customers achieved great success with our online courses during the Covid-19 pandemic," said Sheila Weidinger of camInstructor. "Their ability to continue instruction despite shutdowns and mandated quarantines helped them keep operations on track and achieve Mastercam certifications without missing a beat. They were also able to train new and existing employees to use the software, filling open positions and keeping their machines running optimally."
Employers can track and review employee progress every step of the way on both computers and their smart phones, providing a real-time report on their investment. Further, in hybrid operations, employers can offer the online courses on-site at a time and place that works best for their own situation.
"Our online learning format has had proven success both before and during the pandemic. Now that companies are calling some employees back to the shop, they can incorporate camInstructor into on-site continuing education programs and train new employees to fill open positions. Mastercam certification is the icing on the cake," said Weidinger.
For more details, including cost and course details, please call camInstructor at 877-873-6867, or visit https://caminstructor.com/mastercam-training-corporate.
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camInstructor, Inc. is an experienced team of educators and industry experts specializing in teaching CNC Programming, Mastercam CAD/CAM Software and SOLIDWORKS CAD Software. The company's clients are technology teachers at the middle and high school, college and university levels; students; industry employers and employees. camInstructor has been delivering online courses, textbooks, videos, courseware and training since 2007. While online training is becoming a common strategy for learning new skills, camInstructor has taken it to the next level with a proven approach. By applying its expertise in teaching, the organization has developed tools to learn the core concepts of CNC Programming, Mastercam and SOLIDWORKS.