MCC program, Canadian-based company teaming up to help students

MCC Precision Machining Engineering Technology Program Coordinator Brian Warren talks with students in his program.
MCC Precision Machining Engineering Technology Program Coordinator Brian Warren talks with students in his program.  

A Canadian-based job board company focused on the CNC industry has partnered with Meridian Community College's Precision Machining Engineering Technology Program to help find scholarships for MCC students. 

Both are helping to address the growing demand for skilled professionals in the industry. 

Jon House of Waterloo, Ontario, co-founder and CEO of, has donated $2,600 to this MCC Career and Technical Education program led by Brian Warren. House noted Warren is actively promoting the CNC trade in social media channels, and it was on LinkedIn where the two connected. 

The website hireCNC was founded to better connect CNC trades people with employers. “Manufacturers across the USA and Canada are struggling to recruit, hire and retain skilled labor. hireCNC can help broker the introduction between employer (machine shop) and applicant (CNC machinist), but ultimately we as an industry still need to increase new workers entering the trades," House said. He added that this job board makes it unique because it provides a niche and quality experience for both the job seeker and the employer. 

The CEO noted that when founding hireCNC, the company decided it was essential to set aside funds to sponsor schools with similar missions.  

"When I connected with Brian Warren at MCC, I was impressed with his story and the program he runs at MCC, making the program a great fit for the donation," House added. 

Warren said what caught his eye about the site was it filled a void. "It allows students to post specific CNC skill sets and the employers to do the same to help find a more perfect match. In fact, I like it so much that I have shared it with all of my students, graduate network, and across my social media network," he said. 

House noted that those entering the workforce need to be exposed to the opportunities that CNC machining offers and be provided with educational opportunities. Warren and the College are opening doors for those to gain sought-after skills. “I think Brian and the MCC Precision Machining Engineering Technology Program are changing lives in Mississippi," he said. 

To learn more about MCC's Precision Machining Engineering Technology Program, go to To find out more about hireCNC, visit to