May 28, 2013

BTC hopes to expand industrial mechanics program

Excerpted from Janesville Gazette
By Gazette Staff

Blackhawk Technical College is looking for more than a few good men and women who want to become industrial mechanics.

The college has received a federal grant in the amount of $584,831 to expand its industrial mechanics program, if it can find enough students.

BTC is one of 16 state technical colleges sharing a $14.9 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant for a four-year project to develop, expand and improve career chances in advanced manufacturing. Schools in the program are required to monitor how successful their students are in getting jobs in manufacturing.

Those interested in applying for the expanded industrial mechanic program should call project manager Julie Barreau at 608-757-7648.

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