Applied Engineering | Yankton

Apprenticeship Program: CNC Machinist

My name is Joseph from Yankton, and I am part of the CNC Machinist Apprenticeship Program with Applied Engineering in Yankton, South Dakota. I graduated from Yankton High in 2019, joined the National Guard and completed basic training in December 2019.

After returning home I was looking for an opportunity that would expand some of my skills and gain an education. Learning about CNC Machines interested me. I chose the apprenticeship program because it provided me the chance to meet those aspirations. I have benefited from participating in this program because it has given me a place to learn, ability to get an education and gain on the job experiences. My goals for the future are to do some additional computer training that would complement what I am currently doing.

I would highly encourage anyone interested in an apprenticeship to apply. It is a great way to learn a skill on the job – experience workplace dynamics and get an education.


About Applied Engineeering

Applied Engineering of Yankton, South Dakota,  specializes in the precision machining of aerospace components for a wide range of applications. Applied has continually been on the cutting edge of technology since inception and instinctively looked to our most valuable asset, our people, to lead that charge. Our overall company culture and mindset has been dedicated to workforce development and support for the community.

Upon learning of the CNC Machinist Apprenticeship Program opportunity, it seemed like a natural fit and a welcomed addition into that culture and mindset. The program is set up to be a win/win for both the business and apprentice. We would recommend this process for any businesses that have had trouble finding employees and/or have had trouble developing technical skills in your specific field.  If you would like more information about the program or about Applied Engineering, please call us at 605.665.4425 or check us out on Facebook.