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Your skilled trades career begins with Generation’s Machine Operator program. An experience-based curriculum teaches students how to manage industrial machinery to create quality output. The Machine Operator program also helps students develop professionalism, safety, math, and communication skills. All students receive a weekly stipend. After graduation, students in good standing will have the opportunity to interview for a position with Stanley Black & Decker.
Program Length5 Weeks
“They instilled the fact in us that even after we were done with the program and working every day, that they were still there for us. ”
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Call: 682-422-7064Bill J. Priest Institute
1402 Corinth Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Graduates in good standing are guaranteed an interview with
What is a Machine Operator?
Technology has changed the way we manufacture goods, and machine operators use computers and large, industrial machines to make the products we rely on in our daily lives. From power tools to security systems, a graduate of the machine operator program will have the knowledge they need to thrive in the skilled trades.
We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know how to:
Behavior & Mindsets
In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you learn how to:
Leadership Opportunity: Become a Cohort Leader
During the second week of class, all students, mentors and instructors vote to select a Cohort Leader who will foster community among students and work closely with the city’s Alumni Ambassadors. Cohort Leaders represent Generation behaviors, skills, and mindsets. This person exhibits a high-level of professionalism, engagement with instructional content, and a strong interest in building relationships with fellow classmates. The voluntary Cohort Leader position provides a pathway to becoming an Alumni Ambassador. This position also provides visibility to partners and employers, as well, as national recognition, opportunities and involvement with Generation at a local and national level.
What your journey will look like
Step 1Complete an application.
Step 2Complete Generation's orientation process with Generation staff. Together, we'll make sure you're ready to begin class with the resources you need to succeed.
Step 3Begin your program. Complete all assigned homework and come to class each day ready to learn and engage with your cohort and your instructor.
Step 4As training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on mock interviews and perfecting your resume.
Step 5Graduate and celebrate your achievement with your friends and family. Generation staff will work with you as you apply for jobs and interview with Generation employer partners.
Step 6Continue to advance your career. Share your successes with the Generation team and stay connected with Generation.
How we prepare you
In a world of employment programs, Generation takes a different approach to help you succeed. Generation instructors and mentors get to know each student and are there with resources, tools, and information if a student encounters a barrier.
The instructors and mentors at Generation aren't just teachers, they're coaches who stand by their students through successes and challenges.
The right resume can open the door to new career opportunities. Generation students learn how to create a resume that showcases their skills and experiences.
By conducting mock interviews, then providing real-time feedback and coaching, the Generation team ensures that all graduates feel confident and prepared to interview.
After graduation, mentors and instructors continue to check in with alums, providing support with the job search and advice for continued success.
Ongoing benefits of Generation
A Trusted Network
Continued contact with the alumni network
Events and workshops to help you keep growing
Become a mentor to help others
Troubleshoot your job challenges