SWIC hosts CNC Masters Contest

CNC MASTERS–Inside of the Southwestern Illinois College mobile CNC trailer, Instructor Jerry Bonifield watches as Red Bud High School student Lucas Guebert is pictured setting up a mill to make a part he designed during the high school’s round of the CNC Masters Contest.

This month, a first of its kind, unique competition got underway in area high schools – the Masters of CNC Contest.

Based off of Project MFG, which has college level competitions, Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) developed this competition for local high school students as a way to promote learning this trade skill to students and build interest.

For more from the contest, please see this week’s print edition.