Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education.
Students enrolled in the industrial maintenance technology associates degree or certificate program at NMU will learn how to install, maintain and repair different types of machinery. These are the required skills of high tech professionals who work in mines, paper mills, hospitals, and manufacturing. Industrial maintenance technicians are often referred to as millwrights.
High School Credit
Students should inquire within their guidance office about high school curriculum requirements that may be satisfied through a college course, as this is determined individually by school district.
Students earn direct college credits from NMU at no cost.
*Credentials are nationally recognized, portable and stackable, which means students have the option of attaining more advanced credentials in the future.
Welding Students Tour Manufacturing!
MARESA CTE welding students toured BOSS Snowplow and Systems Control in Iron Mountain. Students learned they can find a good career in the UP!
More than 40 MARESA CTE welding students toured BOSS Snowplow and Systems Control manufacturing in Iron Mountain. Students learned they can find immediate employment and the beginning of a good career here in the UP.
BOSS moves 150,000 lbs of steel down their production line per day and uses 50 miles of MiG wire per day! BOSS designs and builds all kinds of snowplows, from the standard plow seen on pick-up trucks to smaller UTV and ATV plows, to the big box plows seen on front end loaders clearing large parking lots in the winter. They produce about 40 snowplows a month and they are shipped all over the world. Every BOSS plow you see was made in Iron Mountain, MI.
Systems Control designs and constructs Power Distribution houses. Systems Control produces about 25 sheds per month. The sheds range in size and cost, anywhere from $150,000 to $3 million per shed. The sheds are shipped all over world and range in weight from 16 - 30 tons each.
Both manufacturers are continually looking for quality employees for their skilled labor positions.
The tours were made possible through collaborative efforts between Marquette-Alger RESA and Michigan Works / Upward, and of course the welcoming hosts, Systems Control and BOSS Snowplow!