The Machine Tool program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has had a long-standing relationship with Experitec in Liberal but this year the relationship got even better. Students in Machine Tool Technology used the program’s new “water-jet” machine to cut 200 parts for a radio mounting bracket. In the past, each of these parts would have taken about 5 minutes a piece to create. This year with the new water-jet machine the parts each took about a minute. Above, Tho Vo and Lorenzo Rios, both of Liberal, are just two of the students who are developing the skills needed to run this and other CNC (Computer Numeric Control) devices. Students in the Drafting Technology and Welding Technology programs will also use this machine. All CNC controlled machines can operate with coordinates, which can be generated from computer drawings through Drafting and other programs.