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Industrial Equipment & Systems Technician Boot Camp

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

Industrial Equipment & Systems Technicians operate, repair and maintain machinery and equipment in an industrial environment. The  Industrial Equipment & Systems Technician Boot Camp (formerly the Industrail Machine Repair IMR Boot Camp) is a comprehensive and quick way to gain the skills needed for this in-demand job.

What is the Industrial Equipment & Systems Technician Boot Camp?

The Boot Camp is a full-time, fast-paced, hands-on program to learn the essentials of industrial mechanical maintenance using classroom and lab experiences. The program is held at the SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant. 

For whom is the Boot Camp?

The Boot Camp is designed for individuals desiring full-time employment as a Industrial Equipment & Systems Technician. The program is ideal for dislocated or underemployed workers.

How long is the Boot Camp program?

This 20-week program. The program requires attending class full time; 8-hours a day, 5 days a week. Attendance policy is strictly enforced.

What prior education is required to attend the Boot Camp?

No prior experience in the industry is required. Basic reading and math skills are required. Computer skills are helpful but not required. Students must complete a basic skills assessment prior to enrollment in Boot Camp.

Is college credit granted for taking courses?

The Boot Camp is a certificate program. Satisfactory completion of Boot Camp courses earn college credit toward a diploma or degree.

How will skills be measured?

Participants will take the MSSC Safety assessment. This is an industry-led assessment. Successful completion of the assessment will award MSSC Certification. For more about MSSC.

What is the employment outlook?

Skilled manufacturing jobs are in great demand in the local area. This program will prepare the student for an entry level position in industrial maintenance or entry into skilled trades. Many area employers were involved in the development of this program and are working with the Racine County Workforce Development Center, the Kenosha Job Center and the Walworth County Job Center to employ students that have successfully passed the Boot Camp.

How can I get more information?

Contact a representative from the Kenosha, Racine, or Walworth Workforce Development Centers for application information.