The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program helps students across the country, who are interested in careers in the skilled trades and public safety, realize their educational goals. Outstanding students are recognized with a $2,000.00 scholarship award and a Westward® toolkit upon graduation.
The Industrial Mechanical Technician associate degree program at Gateway Technical College prepares students to operate, repair and maintain machinery in an industrial environment. Industrial maintenance workers work in factories, power plants, and construction sites. The majority of classwork is hands on using state-of-the art equipment in the newly remodeled Industrial Mechanical lab. As a result of the lab training, students will gain both physical skills and confidence in working on advanced mechanical equipment.
The automated manufacturing field is growing as robots are being used in many manufacturing processes. Skilled technicians are in demand as they are responsible for keeping automated systems running smoothly and efficiently. If you have an interest in robots and how they work an associate degree in electro-mechanical technology is for you. Electromechanical technicians repair and maintain robotics and automation systems. They also help program automated systems as well as perform basic setup and repair of wired lines to various pieces of equipment.
The CNC Production Technician technical diploma program at Gateway Technical College can take you from “zero to career, in less than a year.” Offered at the Racine Campus, graduates of the program will be prepared to enter careers as CNC machine operators and set-up persons. CNC production technicians run full-size CNC machining centers while performing production runs and job set-ups in a manufacturing environment.
Join one of the fastest growing and high-demand careers in the country today. Enroll in any one of the four welding programs Gateway Technical College has to offer to receive the skills and knowledge needed to compete in this exciting field. Welders can work in a variety of industries including the high-demand manufacturing field. They use several different welding processes to join various types of metal in different conditions and uses. Welders can also make structural repairs. Welders work in many industries including construction, engineering, automobile, and aerospace.
If you enjoy working with your hands, fixing machines and working with robots, the Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology associate degree program at Gateway Technical College is a great fit for you. This two-year program will train technicians to work in factories with high levels of manufacturing automation as they repair and program automated systems.