Gateway continues to expand partnerships with business and community groups around sustainability through trainings and service on the board of directors. The college will also take part in sustainability initiatives in partnerships with other educational institutions.
Our current partnerships have allowed us to prepare students for future careers that support sustainability but also encourage them to practice green living practices in their own home.
Current partners include:
- Snap-on Incorporated
- Green communities – Kenosha and Racine
Gateway's close partnership with Snap-on Incorporated has allowed students to learn advanced systems and green practices. Gateway's Advanced Propulsion Lab for diesel technicians to learn how to diagnose and learn various diesel engines. Snap-on has sponsored "green garage" bay in the lab which will use alternative fuels in the diesel training.
Through the partnership Snap-on has also created a national torque certification program designed to meet the needs of the growing global wind industry. This program in torque technology will provide students with hands-on learning of torque techniques, bolting applications, and tool set-up and selection concepts within today's wind industry.
Gateway has joined the Green Racine campaign to improve the community, the college and the environment. Racine was the first community in the nation to embrace an efficient and cost-effective community-wide green cleaning campaign. Gateway is also working with the Green Kenosha community organization dedicated to environmental education, protection and sustainability.