Sewell, Gary

gary sewell
Name:    Gary Sewell                      
Subject:  Precision Machining Technology
Grade:  9th - 12th
My name is Gary Sewell and I have been the Precision Machining Instructor at the Etowah County Career Technical Center for the past 19 years. My work experience began at the Birmingham Machine Shop where I worked for three years. It continued on to Siemans-Allis where I worked as a machinist/tool and die maker for 2 years. I worked for the next 9 years at Game Time/Playcore as a Tool and Die Maker and lastly at the Etowah County Career Technical Center. My education began at Gadsden State Community College and continued to UAB, Faulkner University, Jefferson State, and finally at Auburn University where I took necessary courses to highly qualify me to teach students in the area of Precision Machining Technology and Career Education. Making parts and teaching young people to see the finished product after hard work and determination is rewarding to me. Making a difference in their lives so that they can become self-supportive and productive members of society is a goal of mine each school year for my students.  My program has won 21state machining contest in 18 years of teaching.I teach manual machining as well as CNC which is two different contest at the state level.
 Precision Machining provides instruction for students that are entering the field of manufacturing and engineering technology. Course content is based on the National Skills Standards of the National Tool and Die Association and National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Instruction is provided in safety, blueprint reading, bench work, lathe work, mill work, grinding, drill press, and Computer Numeric Control  (CNC) programming. 
This program is certified through NIMS and has the capability of providing opportunities for articulation to any Community College in the state of Alabama. Many program completers receive scholarships to colleges or technical institutes for continued training and are assisted in  future job placement.