IGNITE: Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing

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Train for free in this seven-week, competency-based program that will introduce you to fundamental technical concepts and provide you with hands-on training in order to gain employment.

You’ll learn about smart automation, robotic programming, CNC programming, computer aided design (CAD), electrical circuits, pneumatics, manufacturing safety, basic math, and earn nine advanced manufacturing industry recognized credentials.

Starting Wages and Employment

Program completers will earn an opportunity to apply for a full-time position with an area employer offering starting wages between $17 – $19 per hour plus benefits.


Tuition costs are fully sponsored by grants and employer donations.


To be considered the applicant must be:

  • 18 years of age
  • a high school graduate or equivalent
  • willing to attend evening orientation and class sessions
  • ready for a fast-paced career in advanced manufacturing

Class Schedule

August 29 – October 14, 2022, Monday – Friday from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Ready to Enroll

Email the IGNITE Program coordinators, call 319-277-2490 or complete the form below.

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