Teachers from J.I. Case and Washington Park high schools this summer attended an intensive train-the-trainer event at Gateway Technical College so they can help their students reach even higher.

Dan Meyer from Case and Dave Dixon, Gottfried Georgi and Jerry Kobriger from Park are now certified in torque techniques and precision bolting. The classes they attended were part of a nationally-recognized industry training that requires participants to complete 16 hours of hands-on learning so they can pass their training on to their students.

“This type of in-depth training sharpens the instructors’ technical knowledge and, infused into their classrooms using the new equipment, can re-energize their curriculum and students,” Gateway and session instructor Matt Janisin told Racine Unified communications staff.

Because these teachers completed this train-the-trainer event, Gateway is donating $1,200 in torque equipmentto each school and additional training resources as needed.

“Equipment and training are essential for improving student experiences within the classroom and building a more skilled and career-ready workforce,” Janisin added.

This kind of train-the-trainer certification program is provided through a partnership between Gateway and Snap-On Tools, Inc. through NC3 (National Coalition of Certification Centers).

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