INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS

Maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. 

GRADE: 11 & 12 

Sign up for the Industrial Mechanics course if you are interested in a welding or manufacturing career. You will spend about twenty-five percent of your class time learning the three basic welding processes, which include stick welding, wire welding and Tig welding. You will also learn to operate the plasma arc machines. Industrial mechanics install machinery, use precision measuring devices and operate complex tools, in a variety of manufacturing businesses. The industrial mechanic is the key problem solver in the workplace. Sign up for this class because it will give you a “jumpstart” in your manufacturing career.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Valparaiso Area Apprenticeship Advisory Council – Portage
  • Indiana University
  • Ball State University
  • Purdue University
  • Specific Millwright Training Programs
  • Cooperative Educational Program with US Steel and Arcelor Mittal
  • NWI Carpenters or Millwright Union Apprenticeship

     

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Millwright
  • Heavy Equipment Repair & Maintenance
  • Engineering Technician
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatics Repair
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • And Many More…

INSTRUCTOR

ERIC WITT

PORTAGE HIGH SCHOOL – EAST
Mr. Witt has spent 30 years in the trades and was union trained in Industrial Mechanics. He has been teaching for 5 years. He says after working 30 years for the trades and 50+ years of life experience he brings a great deal of knowledge to the classroom and hopes the knowledge he can share with his students will help them be better prepared for what comes after high school.

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