Sussex County Community College (SCCC) recently launched two new academic programs in Machine Tool Technology and Optics Technology to help build and sustain a skilled workforce within Sussex County. Learn about both of these fast-growing programs at the SCCC Career Event on Thursday, July 11. The event will take place at Thorlabs in Newton from noon until 2 p.m.Students enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology program will develop advanced skills in planning, designing, producing CAD prints, and operating manual mills, and various CNC machines to produce precision parts to specific specifications. Successful graduates of the Machine Tool Technology program can enter the industry as industrial machinery mechanics, machinery maintenance workers or millwrights. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and machine-related self-employment.Students enrolled in the Optics Technology program will develop advanced skills in the comprehension of technical drawings, material handling, conventional grinding and polishing, optomechanical assembly, metrology, and quality control. Upon completion of this program, students will have the necessary skills to become employed as a technician in the optics industry. Career opportunities also exist in quality control, optical coating, laser fabrication, fiber optics, and precision assemblies.Join Program Supervisor, Jason Fruge, on Thursday, July 11 at Thorlabs, 56 Sparta Ave, Newton, from noon to 2 p.m.. Potential students will meet with faculty members, tour the facilities where classes are held, and learn how to register for the fall semester. Pre-registration to attend the Career Event is required. Send email to email@example.com or call 973-300-2256.