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Western Tech. offers new Industrial Electronic Skills Institute

LA CROSSE, Wis. - A high intensity training program in La Crosse will introduce students to basic electrical concepts.

Western Technical College is offering an Industrial Electronics Skills Institute.

It's a 19-week course that will introduce people to a variety of circuits and devices as operated by maintenance staff in the real world.

The class is partially funded through a government grant and is targeting people who's jobs were shipped overseas, or who need a little extra training to get ahead in their career. "This is a fundamental starting point for them to understand how modern manufacturing electrically, and electronically works," said course instructor Doug Berland.


"This institute will give them the basic skills they need, they could get a job after this institute, but the goal is for them to get ongoing education in the pathway, eventually get a diploma in industrial electronic maintenance, and maybe get a full degree in electro-mechanical," said Western's Director of Business and Industry Services Patty Balacek.

Classes start on May 21st and it's only being offered at the La Crosse campus.

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