I am looking for opinions on getting training for myself on CNC swiss based on my personal situation. This training is for the purpose of getting a different job. I'll detail my credentials, such as they are:
I work on cam swiss now (Bechlers, Tornos & Petermanns) and have for almost 35 years, staying with the same company for over 30. I've set-up hundreds of jobs over the years, although I do not have that much experience machining the harder materials (like stainless). I also write all of the layouts for the jobs run here, as well as cutting all the cams (using an old Burri cam miller). I've handled the layout & cam making aspect of this job for over 25 years.
I want to make the move into CNC and the only way I can accomplish that is to seek employment elsewhere. I've visited sites online, such as Mastertask & Toolingu, and wondered if they, or any other site, have training that any of you consider adequate. I suppose I could hope to find a job at a shop that would be willing to train me, but I'd prefer to "get a leg up on it" myself. Also, because of my age (59), I considered that many shops might not be willing to go through the expense of training an 'older' worker. And so if I did have some basic knowledge and understanding of running CNC Swiss machines, that might at least get me in the door. I'd also love to get involved in the programming part, but that would be down the road, if at all.
Thanks for any opinions,