Gateway Technical College Elkhorn Campus To Hold a Community Open House on September 15, 2015

Michael Reader

Gateway Technical College (GTC) Elkhorn Campus has invited the community to attend an open house on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 4pm until 7pm and to enjoy a campus tour and refreshments.

Guests are invited to see the improvements made to the campus in order to better serve the students and the community. These include a new Community Conference Room, a remodeled Student Life Center, the new offices of the Walworth County Job Center and Walworth County Economic Development Alliance, the Walworth County Educational Consortium’s Alternative High School, and the Veterinary Science Building.  The public will also be able to see the drawings of the soon-to-be built CNC lab and Manufacturing Center.

Gateway Technical College Elkhorn Campus is located at 400 County Road H. Guests are asked to park in the lot on the south end of the campus off Centralia Street, and enter through the south building into the Student Life Center.

Precision Plus of Elkhorn, Wisconsin In The News

Michael Reader

Following the recent announcement of Precision Plus’ $50,000 contribution to Gateway Technical College Elkhorn Campus’s Manufacturing Center, news media articles appeared on several publications, including the Kenosha News on May 18, 2015, as well as the PMPA’s Weekly Reports Newsletter dated May 21st.

James Lawson, author of the article on the Kenosha News, explains that the development of the new $1.25 million manufacturing center at Gateway Technical College will directly address the training required by area manufacturers for prospective hires. The manufacturing center will include a computer numerical control (CNC) program for both high school seniors as well as for adults.

“Expanded course offerings in welding, CNC and tool and die will begin in the fall. There will be at least four CNC courses in the curriculum as well as three tool-and-die courses.” These specialized courses are part of a larger curriculum, which leads to students obtaining associate degrees.

Precision Plus Inc. Supporting the CNC Boot Camp at the iMET Center in Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Michael Reader

The CNC Boot Camp is an innovative, fast-paced, hands-on program to learn the essentials of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operations. Gateway Technical College, in partnership with the Workforce Development Centers offers this training as a certificate program. Satisfactory completion of Boot Camp courses earn college credit toward a diploma or degree. The Boot Camp is a 14-week program that requires attending class 8-hours a day, 5 days a week.

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On April 2, 2014, Barry Butters, Director of Education and Training at Precision Plus was invited to make a presentation to the current class on a typical day for CNC machinists at Precision Plus Butters used a PowerPoint about the company and demonstrated the software essential to the programing of the CNC machines. The presentation also included an explanation of the soft skills employers are looking for and the benefit package available at Precision Plus Butters will also participate in a mock interview exercise with the students so that they know generally what to expect on real interviews. “We are excited to support any efforts to help feed the pipeline of machinists,” said Butters.

100% funding is available for qualified Boot Camp participants through the generous support of SC Johnson & Sons, A Family Company.