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Boot Camps


Do you enjoy problem solving, working with systems,and robots? If so, apply for the IEST Boot Camp!



Location: Gateway Technical College’s SC Johnson iMET Center at 2320 Renaissance Blvd in Sturtevant

Begins May 12 - September 26, 2014.

Applications are available online for download at

Applicants must also attend an information session. The last session offered will be next Tuesday, April 22 at 11:30 am in Classroom B at the Racine County Workforce Development Center.

Completed applications are due in the Racine Workforce Development Resource Room no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Applicants must be:

- At least 18 years old

- A Racine, Kenosha, or Walworth County resident

The application process consists of multiple steps. All interested customers should take the time before leaving the Resource Room to read through the entire application packet, front to back, so they are aware of the required steps to be completed as part of the application process.


Please contact Todd Nienhaus at the Racine County Workforce Development Center with any questions at  262-638-6541 or

The Boot Camp model has been developed to serve as an intensive training program to put people to work with the skills needed by local businesses today.

The model is an innovative, fast-paced, hands-on program which teaches the essentials of specific technical skills required to secure skilled entry-level employment in a specific trade or industry. Intensive training focuses on teaching technical and employability skills with application in a live environment. The Bootcamp is a rigorous full-time program, ranging from 8-20 weeks and includes the integration of industry credentials and college credits.

Who is the Boot Camp For?

The Boot Camp model is designed for individuals desiring employment in manufacturing, industrial trades. The program is designed for dislocated or underemployed workers.

The Workforce & Economic Development Division (WEDD) of Gateway Technical College in partnership with the Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth County Workforce Development Centers offers the Boot Camp as a fast-track opportunity to receive skills training in:

Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Machining
Industrial Equipment & Systems Technician (IEST), formerly the IMR Boot Camp

80% of manufacturers anticipate shortages of skilled production workers over the next three years according to respondents from a recent survey conducted by the Manufacturing Institute (2011)