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Training
Our training programs are designed to get you up and running fast on your new machine.

Training

Productivity Inc. offers over 150 formal CNC programming training classes annually including classroom and hands-on training. We train over 610 students every year. Our comprehensive CNC machine operator training program includes classroom and on-site training, phone support, and machine tool demonstrations.

Training is provided at no additional charge for new machine purchases from Productivity.  Even if you did not purchase your machine from Productivity, or you purchased a used machine, Productivity also offers training on most models. For more information on pricing for classroom or on-site training, please contact:

For MN, SD, ND, & Western WI: trainingmn@productivity.com
For IA:  trainingiowa@productivity.com
For NE:  trainingnebraska@productivity.com

Here is a list of the training classes we offer:

Haas CNC Machine Tools Training

For all Haas machine tools, we have full-time dedicated Haas instructors teaching a variety of in-class, hands on training classes in all three of our locations.

Classroom Haas Programming Training is included with a new machine purchase and you may register up to (3) operators per class. Even if you did not purchase your machine from Productivity, or you purchased a used machine, Productivity also offers training on most models. For more information on pricing for classroom or on-site training, please contact:

For MN, SD, ND, & Western WI: trainingmn@productivity.com
For IA:  trainingiowa@productivity.com
For NE:  trainingnebraska@productivity.com

MINNESOTA TRAINING CLASSES

MN CLASS CALENDAR

IOWA TRAINING CLASSES

IOWA CLASS CALENDAR

NEBRASKA TRAINING CLASSES

NEBRASKA CLASS CALENDAR

Download Our Haas Training Manuals

Other Machine Tools Training

For all other machine training, training will be more of a customized nature, so we will either come to your facility or we can have you come to our facility if we have the same model on our floor. If you cannot find the class you are looking for or need more information, please contact the Training Coordinator at 763.476.8600 or via email at:

For MN, SD, ND, & Western WI: trainingmn@productivity.com
For IA:  trainingiowa@productivity.com
For NE:  trainingnebraska@productivity.com

Macro Training

Basic MACRO B Programming Training

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This 3-Day Basic Macro B course is intended to teach the next step beyond Basic CNC Mill Programming – learning not only what a Macro is, but understand the terminology and how to create Macros by using Variables and Mathematical Functions. Through instruction (lecture) and practice (exercises), students will be able to feel more comfortable with their skills by being able to expand their Programming Knowledge to the next level. Prerequisite: Students should have general CNC Programming skills.

The Class runs from 9 am to 4 pm and Lunch is provided. Space is limited to maximum of 8 students. You may pay by Credit Card, PayPal or Company check and must be paid prior to the first day of class. Click here to download a PDF of the class summary.

Cost:  $1000 per person.

We now offer the class in both our Plymouth, MN and Cedar Rapids, IA locations.  For more information or questions, contact or email the Instructors below:

In Minnesota
Instructor:  Mike Olson
Location:  Productivity Inc – Plymouth, MN
Email:  molson@productivity.com
Phone:  763.476.8600
trainingmn@productivity.com 

Classes coming soon.

In Iowa
Instructor:  Gaylen Graybill
Location:  Productivity Inc – Cedar Rapids, IA
Email:  ggraybill@productivity.com
Phone:  319-734.3403
trainingiowa@productivity.com

To register, click the dates:

Citizen Programming Training

Citizen Programming Classes

cincomcitizenprogrammingtraininglogoJoin us for a 3-day Citizen Programming Training Class Tuesday – Thursday October 30th – November 1st, 2018 at Productivity Inc in Plymouth, MN. Space is limited. Up to 3 people per company are invited to attend. PREREQUISITE: Attendees must be familiar with basic Citizen Swiss operation.

Cost: $1000.00 per attendee.

For more information and to register, click the dates:

Haas Online Training

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Productivity offers web-based training for Haas machines. This offering is designed to give you 24/7 access to technical education courses and resources for your Haas machinery. This online resource enables you to focus on learning at your own pace. Please note that this online training is not a substitute for classroom training but it does provide an additional resource. It is still recommended that your operators attend classroom training. 

Benefits of Haas online training:

  • Web-based training is highly interactive and effective for adult learners
  • Training is always consistent
  • Competency is measured and ensured
  • Training expenses are reduced
  • Equipment utilization is increased
  • Equipment downtime is decreased
  • Employee satisfaction is increased
  • Organizational effectiveness is increased
  • Technical resources can be refocused on revenue generating activities

NEW:  Each User License includes Basic Set Up and Programming (CNC Lathe or Mill), in addition to Shop Math – Level 1 & 2, Manufacturing Blueprint Reading, Speeds & Feeds, Precision Measurement, Safety for Machining, Hydraulics, Machinist CalcPro (if Machinist CalcPro purchased) and IPS Intuitive Programming System.

You may purchase individual user licenses, or Site Licenses (for schools or larger company use). 

For pricing, go to our Online Training page or, for more information and to purchase these online courses, contact Hope Riska at 763.742.1275 or email at trainingmn@productivity.com.

If you did not find the class you are looking for, or need more information, please contact the Training Coordinator at 763.476.8600 or via email at

For MN, SD, ND, & Western WI: trainingmn@productivity.com
For IA:  trainingiowa@productivity.com
For NE:  trainingnebraska@productivity.com

If you need more information on our training classes, feel free to contact us.
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