Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship

Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprentice

Ready to take the driver’s seat? Become a leader in manufacturing through Gateway’s Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship. You’ll learn to set up, operate, monitor and control industrial production equipment, as well as strive to improve processes to meet customer expectations. 

  • Earn up to  $17.01 an hour as an established manufacturing technician. 
  • Train for just 1.5 years with two semesters of paid related instruction (or the equivalent) -  3,000 hours.
  • Begin a rewarding career with no student debt--in fact, you’ll get paid to attend classes!
  • In the last year of your apprenticeship, you’ll take a Transition-to-Trainer course to prepare you to share your skills with others and take on a position of leadership in your field. 


You must be at least 18-years-old and a high school graduate or equivalent, have a valid driver’s license and pass an aptitude test. You must possess your OSHA 10 safety certification and First Aid and CPR certifications. Other requirements, such as a Forklift certification may be set forth by your employer/sponsor or state apprenticeship advisory committee. 

Get started as an Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprentice

Finding an apprenticeship is very similar to a typical job search; openings are sometimes listed online, or you can seek out an employer who is willing to hire you as an apprentice. Apply directly to the employer’s hiring office. 

If you need assistance finding an employer who will take you on as an apprentice, please contact the local Apprenticeship Training Representative at 262-564-3210 to find an employer who has been approved to train apprentices. 

Once your contract is in place Gateway’s Apprenticeship department will communicate with  you regarding registration, classes and books. 

If you need assistance getting started, Gateway’s Apprenticeship Department is happy to help.

Curriculum Sheet:
PDF icon  50-420-9 Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprentice Curriculum Sheet.pdf

Career Pathway Map:
PDF icon  Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprentice Career Pathway Map.pdf