Workforce Development

Employers: Our goal is simple…

To provide you with the skills your employees need to navigate in today and tomorrow’s world. We customize professional instruction as needed in Career and Technical Education and Career and Personal Development. Training is available at our location or one of yours. For more information call (716) 376-8211opens phone dialer.

Auto CAD 2018

This introductory course in computer-aided design can set you on a path to a career in mechanical engineering, architecture, or industrial design. Using Auto CAD 2018 software, students will learn how to create 3-view mechanical drawings with proper line types & dimensions. Classes are offered at the CTE Center in Olean.

Machining: Manual Lathe, CNC Lathe, & CNC Mill

This 90-hour course will start you down the path to a highly paid career. Students will learn and apply safety, measurement and inspection used in the manual machining trade. Training on the lathes include set-up, basic turning, drilling, boring and treading. Mill training will be set-up, basic drilling, tapping and milling. After basic machining, the student will learn operating and g-code programming of the CNC Lathe & CNC Mill. There will be approximately 33 hours of lecture time spent on programming while approximately 27 hours will be setting tool and work offsets, and CNC Machining. Classes are offered at the CTE Center in Olean.

Heavy Equipment

Learn safety and operation of Skid steer Loaders, Excavator or Mini-Excavator, Tractor/Loader, Bulldozer, Dump truck and Forklift. Classes are offered at the CTE Center in Ellicottville.


Students will learn appropriate welding techniques in this 50-hour course. This course includes one-on-one training for MIG, TIG, stick and creative designs. Classes are offered at the CTE Center in Olean.

Security Guard 8-hour Pre-Assignment Course and Annual In-Service

Security guards protect property, maintain security, and enforce regulations and standards of conduct. This eight-hour class is required to be eligible to obtain employment as a security guard in New York State (NYS). Classes can be offered at any of our CTE Centers or can be done at your site.

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