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Gateway helps facilitate local WAT grant recipients

CNC machinery

Gateway Technical College will train more than 200 workers from six area companies as part of Wisconsin’s Workforce Advancement Training grant initiative to the college.

The college secured $261,011 in grants as part of an overall statewide grant package totaling $6 million. Gateway’s Business and Workforce Solutions and grants divisions worked with area companies on the competitive grant application process, helping to pinpoint their training needs and how the grant funding would impact their business.

The grants support a company's efforts for continuous improvement, increasing efficiency and productivity. They will help each company  retain their current employees, enhance skill levels and increase competitive productivity. The actual training will be done by Gateway’s Business and Workforce Solutions instructors.

Area manufacturers receiving grant funding include;

  • Continental Plastic, Delavan
  • Apostle Radon and Indoor Air Solutions, Walworth
  • Great Northern, Racine
  • Andis, Sturtevant
  • Andes Candies, Delavan
  • Thermal Transfer Products, Racine

Some of the training paid for through the grants includes:

  • Fundamentals of Supervision
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics
  • Electrical Systems for Machinery
  • CNC Machining
  • Industrial Motors Controls
  • Excel
  • PLC Programming
  • Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt