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Boot camps are vocational training programs that are offered by Gateway Technical College through the Southeast Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. The 12 to 15 week programs provide Racine, Kenosha and Walworth County residents the skills needed to secure entry level, in-demand positions. Boot camp classes are block scheduled to represent a full 9-hour work day. Hard skills are taught by Gateway Technical College instructors and the Workplace Excellence Series is utilized for soft skills training. All classes take place at Gateway's cutting edge SC Johnson integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center (iMET).
Thanks to the generous support of SC Johnson and Sons, A Family Company and other funders, boot camps are offered at no cost to participants.
CNC Operator Boot Camp
Applications for this boot camp are no longer available.
A CNC Operator creates machined parts by setting up and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. These machines have become essential in today's advanced manufacturing environment. CNC Operators need to understand how to run them while maintaining quality and safety standards; keeping records; and maintaining equipment and supplies.
The CNC Operator Boot Camp is an intensive 14-week training program designed to provide customers with the necessary skills to qualify for an entry level CNC Operator position.
Telecom/Cabling Installer Boot Camp
This training is tentatively scheduled for Jan 2018. Applications will be available by Oct 2017.
A Telecom/Cabling Installer installs communications equipment used in telephone, television, networking, and access control systems. An installer must be able to safely work at heights and in tight spaces. Duties include pulling and terminating cable, basic testing and troubleshooting, installing fire stop systems, and working well with customers.
The Telecom/Cabling Installer Boot Camp is an intensive 12-week training program designed to provide customers the necessary skills to qualify for an entry level Telecommunications Installer position.
The application process consists of multiple steps. Interested applicants should read through the entire application packet for the required steps to be completed as part of the application process.
Application packets may be obtained online or at the Racine, Kenosha or Walworth Workforce Development Centers. See important dates and contact information below.