Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (IMM) 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 foundational knowledge and critical skills in four areas: fluid power, industrial electricity, mechanical components and introductory mechatronics. The program builds toward a basic understanding of mechatronics, the synergistic application of mechanical, electrical and controls engineering, combined with computer science to build and maintain high-tech equipment.

These skills are covered in the program through the following courses:

  • Foundations of Industry 4.0 (12 hours)
  • Intro to Mechatronics (60 hours) 
  • Electricity 1 (45 hours)
  • Applied Hydraulics, Pneumatics & Hydrostatic (75 hours)
  • Mechanisms 1 (75 hours)
  • Winning Work Habits (6 hours)

Participants will receive individualized career counseling and support with résumé 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. In addition, participants will participate in ACT WorkKeys Curriculum, and will take the TABE or CASAS assessments and the assessment for the National Career Readiness Certification at the culmination of the course. Pre-apprentices will be able to take five mechatronics certification tests, offered by NC3 and Festo: Foundations of Industry 4.0, Intro to Mechatronics, Fundamentals of Electricity - AC/DC, Fundamentals of Fluid Power - Pneumatics/Hydraulics, and Fundamentals of Mechanical Systems.

The IMM pre-apprenticeship aligns with JEVS Human Services Philadelphia’s Tri-State Advanced Manufacturing registered apprenticeship program.

This FREE program is for:

  • Unemployed or underemployed individuals
  • Out-of-school uouth
  • Low-income individuals
  • Citizens with disabilities
  • Ex-offenders

Minimum Entry Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Program Dates and Location

Date and Times Location


Mon.–Thurs.; 4–9 p.m.

TBA Schedule

In-person Class

Career and Advanced Technology Center

4750 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139

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.