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 Machine Repair (IMR)
Funding may be available for Boot Camp programming through local Workforce Development Centers, through the generous support of private industry, state and federal funding. The application process and information can be obtained at your local Workforce Development Center.
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)