Employer Services

Looking for Machinists?


The NTMA Training Centers of Southern California offers FREE Employee Referral Services to provide you with well-trained Entry Level Machinists. Our program was designed by machinists, to train machinists, through a unique blend of hands-on training, computer learning and classroom education. We have set the standard for machinist training in the region.


Classes graduate every six weeks


Our Entry Level Machinists train in:

  • Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Layout
  • Setup and Bench Work
  • Drilling Operations
  • Setup and Operation of Mills and Lathes
  • Surface Grinding
  • Inspection Procedures
  • Introduction to CNC
  • Cartesian Coordinate System
  • M-Codes and G-Codes
  • Tool Offset and MDI Operations


 ETP Re-Training Classes for Employees!

Our Retraining program offers advanced training to enhance the skills and productivity of your employees. The State of California Employment Training Panel funds this program (ETP), call for details and eligibility.


Courses are offered in:



Interested in joining the LA/NTMA Chapter?

The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (LA/NTMA) is the center of action and knowledge for Southern California’s precision manufacturing community. They offer networking opportunities, management ideas, technology updates, and other exclusive membership benefits.