When it comes to training the next generation of workers in industrial mechanics and maintenance technology (IMMT), the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UA Morrilton) is ahead of the game.
Its new Workforce Training Center boasts 60,000 square feet of state-of-the-art training space designed to teach students a wide variety of jobs. Students earn certificates of proficiency, technical certificates or associate degrees while becoming skilled in safety precautions, reading schematics, repairing, installing, adjusting, and doing preventive maintenance on high-tech industrial machinery.
“Our students are graduating with a knowledgeable foundation of mechanical and electrical machines, critical thinking skills, problem-solving techniques, and troubleshooting abilities,” says Brian Lum, IMMT Instructor at UA Morrilton. “Several companies, such as Tyson, SMC Wonderbox, Greenbay Packaging Pinecrest and ConAgra have taken notice and have hired many of our students.”
Here’s a peek at jobs and average annual salaries in industrial mechanics and maintenance technology:
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers for Commercial and Industrial Equipment
- Industrial Machinery Mechanics
- Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
- Maintenance Workers, Machinery
- Grounds Maintenance Workers
- Maintenance and Repair Workers, General