Machining Apprenticeship Program

Keene Community Education is pleased to announce our sponsorship of a Machining Apprenticeship Program.

Our program has been jointly approved by the United States Department of Labor and the New Hampshire Department of Education; Apprentices completing this two-year program will earn certificates from the NH Dept. of Education and the US Department of Labor.

Key Points

  • Machining apprenticeship calls for approximately 4,800 on-the-job hours; each apprentice must demonstrate competency in a variety of skills. Please see ‘On the Job Learning Schedule’ for skills list
  • Machining apprentices take “related instruction” classes over the course of 1.5 years, totaling 300 hours.
  • Apprentices may begin related instruction through Community Education without yet having secured a position with an area company as a machining apprentice. However, it is strongly recommended that students find such a position as soon as possible.
  • This is a student responsibility.

    Apprentices are paid by their respective employers during the course of the two years.


    The related instruction is $975.00 for the full year, inclusive of all textbooks.

    Students who are employed as machining apprentices should check with their organizations regarding company policies for tuition payment/reimbursement.

How To Enroll

Click here for application.


Contact Linda Morehouse, Interim Director, at or (603) 357-0088 ext. 102

Click on the links below for an application or more information.