Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship

About the Career

Entry-level industrial manufacturing technicians operate industrial production-related equipment, work with manufacturing-related tools, and perform work processes related to a wide variety of manufacturing settings. Industrial manufacturing technician apprentices will learn to set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment. They will also help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements. This apprenticeship training program combines on-the-job learning with related instruction in a classroom to prepare apprentices for journey-level work after they completed the program. If playing an important role on an industrial organization’s team is your goal, a career as a journey-level industrial manufacturing technician is a great way to reach it. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for industrial manufacturing technicians are expected to be good as demand outpaces the supply of trained workers.

About this apprenticeship

2022-23 Program Courses


The Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship requires 3,000 work hours - 2,744 on the job and 256 in paid-related instruction. In addition, 8 hours of unpaid-related night school is required.


You can get an idea of what other LTC program graduates are paid by reviewing the LTC graduate follow-up survey.


Approximate costs of $2000 include tuition and books.


  • Ariens Co.
  • SACO Polymers

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will receive:

  1. A Certificate of Completion of paid-related Instruction from LTC
  2. A Certificate of Completion of the Apprenticeship from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
  3. A Journeyworker card from the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
  4. Eligibility to transfer 39 credits into a Journeyworker Technical Studies Associate Degree

What are the steps to apply?

Step 1:

You must have a sponsoring employer before receiving an apprentice contract and being invited to school. Discuss with your employer your desire to enter the apprenticeship for this trade. Your employer should contact the local Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards - Apprenticeship Training Representative (ATR) and discuss next steps and procedures. The ATR for our area is:

Ryan Herber - Apprenticeship Training Representative
Lakeshore Technical College
1290 North Avenue
Cleveland, WI 53015-1414
Work: 920.693.1102

Step 2:

Specifics for the apprenticeship contract are worked out between you, your employer, and the ATR (Apprenticeship Training Representative).

Step 3:

Once everything is in order, a Wisconsin Apprentice Contract is issued and you will than be invited to school.

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