Skilled Trades Specialized Training Programs at Lincoln Tech
The nation is facing a crucial shortage of skilled technicians, which is an issue now popularly known as the national skills gap. The national skills gap is discussed regularly on major news networks and in national economic discussions, and the same conclusion is always reached - there are simply not enough skilled workers to fill open positions and keep the economy growing. This is because high schools have steered graduating students away from the trades and into traditional colleges over the last few decades.
This makes the skills gap your opportunity to achieve. Employers are lining up to hire workers with the right skills, and Lincoln Tech has partnered with some of the nation’s most successful manufacturers to train students to become highly skilled workers who are in great demand. Below are some of our specialized training partnerships in the skilled trades.
FPSA FIT Technician Specialized Training Program
The Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) Food Industry Technician (FIT) certification program is available exclusively at Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis campus. Graduates of Lincoln’s HVAC and/or Electrical/Electronics programs from campuses across the country are eligible to apply for the three-month specialized training program, and FPSA covers tuition and housing costs for the students who are accepted.
Students in the FIT program focus on mechanics, electronics, freestanding and integrated processing equipment, and advanced manufacturing. Members of the FPSA will have the opportunity to interview graduates of the program to fill positions within their organizations.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Lincoln Tech HVAC and/or Electrical/Electronics graduates from any campus.
Location: Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis IN campus.
HAAS CNC Machining Specialized Training Facility
The American manufacturing industry is experiencing a renaissance in technology and global importance, and CNC machining and manufacturing is a great way to enter the industry.
Advanced manufacturing techniques are replacing older manual methods in modern US factories. Using the latest in computer numerical control (CNC) technology developed by Haas Automation, US-based manufacturers are producing sophisticated high-tech components for the healthcare, auto, aerospace and defense industries, as well as other high-tech fields.
Haas Automation is the leading producer of the most advanced CNC manufacturing equipment, and they sponsor Gene Haas Centers for Advanced Automation at four Lincoln Tech campuses. The machinery that students train on are provided by Haas. The Gene Haas Foundation also provides scholarships for qualified Lincoln Tech students training for careers in modern manufacturing.
Details: All students who enter Lincoln Tech’s machining and manufacturing programs train in a Haas-sponsored training facility.
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HUSSMANN Specialized Training Program
Hussmann serves the needs of food retailers with the most extensive selection of medium and low-temperature refrigerated display cases and refrigeration systems. Their systems are found in food retailers and most supermarkets across America. With millions of machines in daily use, Hussmann is looking for well-trained and highly-skilled HVAC/R technicians to continue growing and servicing its customers, and they have partnered with Lincoln Tech to teach the training program they have developed for their proprietary technology.
The result of this training partnership is Hussmann’s TechX Advanced Refrigeration Training Program. This specialized training program is taught exclusively at Lincoln Tech’s Grand Prairie, TX campus.
Hussmann sponsors the students accepted into the program by covering tuition, room and board, and transportation costs. TechX graduates are matched with open positions at Hussmann facilities across the country.
Eligibility: Applicants must be Lincoln Tech HVAC graduates from any campus.
Johnson Controls Specialized Training Program
Johnson Controls Prep & JCI Academy
Johnson Controls is a global innovator and provider of integrated “smart" technology. Their systems power and monitor the growing number of safer, more efficient and more environmentally-sustainable buildings across the nation.
The company is seeking HVAC Technicians, Electricians, and Electronic Systems Technicians to serve their customers in the United States. Johnson Controls has donated equipment to ten Lincoln Tech campuses, which helps train the next-generation technicians who will install and maintain their equipment. Lincoln Tech grads have gone on to start careers at Johnson Controls branches throughout the US. Johnson Controls training is employer funded for those accepted into the program.
Availability & Eligibility:
- Johnson Controls Prep Training – Available at 13 Lincoln Tech campuses to all students in Electrical or HVAC training programs.
- Johnson Controls Academy – Available exclusively at our Columbia, MD campus and is open to graduates of Lincoln Tech’s Electrical/Electronics programs.