Machine Trades Program Receives Generous Donation

New Castle Career Center announced that it had received a generous donation from Taurus Tool and Engineering to support its Machine Trades Program. The donation will be used to enhance the program’s curriculum. It will go directly to purchasing materials for projects and funding testing costs for the NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Standards) certifications.

“We are incredibly grateful for this donation and the support of Taurus,” said Program Instructor Gregory Dickerson. “Taurus is a state-of-the-art manufacturer with a long history in the area. They are concerned about the shortage of skilled-trade workers that the industry is currently facing.”

The New Castle Career Center is known for its commitment to excellence and its focus on providing students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in the professional world. The program includes an academic curriculum, skill development opportunities, and career exploration for high school juniors and seniors.

“We are thrilled to support New Castle Career Center and its Machine Trades program,” said Adam Kinnett. “We hope to spread awareness that skilled trades are a necessity for companies like ours, and these students have the potential for a satisfying and rewarding career. We are proud to partner with New Castle Career Center to help provide the resources and opportunities that students need to succeed.”

The donation from Taurus is a testament to the strong partnerships that New Castle Career Center has built with businesses, organizations, and individuals throughout the community. These partnerships are critical to the school’s success and its ability to provide a high-quality education to all students.

New Castle Career Center is grateful for the support of Taurus and looks forward to using this donation to impact the program and the skilled-trade community positively.

New Castle Career Center Director Mackenzie Jackson noted, “We are extremely thankful for this generous donation. This money will enable the program to purchase supplies and equipment so that we are able to prepare students for future Precision Machining careers.”

For more information about the Machine Trades Program at or reach them by phone at (765) 593-6680.