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Hawkeye’s High-Demand Industrial Maintenance Training Program Begins September 8

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
 

Information Session Scheduled for Thursday, August 7
WATERLOO—Hawkeye Community College is offering a six-month Industrial Maintenance training program.  There will be both - a daytime and an evening program that will prepare students for a high-demand entry-level position in industrial maintenance.  Workers in industrial maintenance maintain, monitor, troubleshoot, and repair equipment used in the production of goods.  This is a high-tech field where participants will learn the basics of electricity, hydraulics, motor controls, and programmable controllers. 

After finishing the program, students are awarded a non-credit certificate of completion.  Individuals may find employment as industrial mechanics, maintenance electricians, and fluid power technicians.  Starting wages are expected to be $13-$17 per hour.  

An information session is planned for Thursday, August 7, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Center.  Individuals who are interested in learning more can tour the training areas and visit with the instructors.  Interested individuals do not have to attend the meeting, but are encouraged to do so to learn more about the program, learn about financial assistance, and to complete an application.   

The Industrial Maintenance program at Hawkeye is an excellent opportunity for individuals who want to learn a different set of job skills for a high-demand job in a short amount of time.  There are no admissions requirements or entrance exams.  Classes for the night session begin September 8 and run Monday-Friday from 4:00-9:00 p.m.  Classes ends on February 20.  Classes for the day session begin September 29 and run Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Classes end March 13.  Learn more at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/go/industrial-maintenance  or call 319-296-4290.