Are you the type of person who wants to know how things work?
Are you always taking things apart and fixing them? Not afraid to get dirty or work up a sweat and take pride in your work? A career in industrial trades might be a good fit for you. Enrollment is open now for EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Industrial Technician program. If you or someone you know is interested, please register now by calling (419) 499-4663 x280. More information is also available at www.EHOVE.net.
EHOVE's full-time Industrial Technician program will immerse you into the world of maintaining critical manufacturing plants and systems. An integrated education in fluid power, materials handling, HVAC systems, welding technology, and machine repair coupled with developing troubleshooting and safety skills will help prepare students for this ever-changing world of industrial maintenance.
“This program can open the door to many industries and businesses that need maintenance professionals,” said Adult Ed Diversified Industrial Trades Coordinator Doug Klein. “Many maintenance personnel will retire in the next 5-10 years and their knowledge and skills will be lost. Companies are looking for workers to learn from them and to keep their factories running into the future.”
Students in this program will learn how machines work, how to fix them and how to keep them from breaking in the first place. Students also learn about the industrial HVAC systems, fluid and plumbing systems, welding, mechanical drive systems, preventive maintenance and much more.
The Industrial Technician program is based on the NCCER curriculum, which provides training for most of the systems found in modern factories. Instructors for the program are industry professionals, either currently employed or retired from the trades.
Employment and future job outlook for students’ careers looks promising, and all students will participate in an internship. “Students will have a 200-hour internship in local industry learning how industry works, how to fit into the workforce, and what is expected of them,” said Klein.
The internship can also provide a valuable job referral for the student. “Many of the students from last year's class were hired during their internship,” said Klein. “Companies requested more students than we had available, and there are currently jobs going unfilled due to lack of trained workers.”
Industrial Tech graduate Chad Willgrube of Huron had his internship at J H Routh Packing Company in Sandusky. “I am now employed by JH Routh Packing, and my internship at EHOVE was a big help,” said Willgrube. “All of my training at EHOVE was very valuable, especially the welding and alignment I learned. I think this is a great program and I would definitely recommend this program to anyone with a passion for mechanics.”
Enrollment is open now for EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Industrial Technician program. If you or someone you know is interested, please register now by calling (419) 499-4663 x280. More information is also available at www.EHOVE.net.