The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship program prepares participants for entry-level employment in manufacturing careers, and for seamless entry into the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Registered Apprenticeship Program or continued education. The program includes classroom instruction and national industry-recognized certification.
The program teaches the critical skills needed to find and keep employment in the industrial manufacturing field, including skills in hydraulics, industrial electricity, mechanical components, and programmable logic controls. These skills are covered in the program through the following courses:
- Hydraulics I (57 hours)
- DC – AC Electricity (57 hours)
- Electrical Wiring (44 hours)
- Mechanical Systems I (57 hours)
- Introduction to Programmable Logic Controls (69 hours)
- ACT WorkKeys (20 hours)
Participants will Receive individualized career counseling and support with resume development, job searching, and interview preparation. Participants will also receive support in identifying and applying to open entry-level manufacturing positions.
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of program completion, and will be enrolled to take the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI Mechatronics level 1 certification examination as well as the ACT National Career Readiness Certification examination.
This FREE program is for:
- Unemployed or underemployed individuals
- Out of School Youth
- Low income individuals
- Citizens with disabilities
Minimum Entry Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Program Dates and Location
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Mon.–Fri., Feb. 15 to May 6, 2022
Mon.–Thurs., May 9 to June 23, 2022
Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-18
This project was financed in part by a PA Smart grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Labor & Industry.
Complete the form below for additional information about the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship program. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until classes reach capacity.