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Looking for a new gig or a new direction? Racine County Workforce Development and Gateway Technical College are now accepting applications for a Telecommunications Installer Boot Camp program.

The camp begins March 9, 2015 and will last 12 weeks. Interested applicants should be:

  • At least 18 years old and a Racine County Resident
  • Able to work “non-traditional” work hours (i.e. late nights, weekends, and holidays)
  • Able to distinguish between colors (required for wiring)
  • Able to work occasionally at heights on ladders and lifts
  • Able to work occasionally in confined spaces

Applications are available at Workforce Development’s locations on Taylor Avenue and in Burlington or online at The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. February 13, 2015.

Here’s the full release:

County Executive Jim Ladwig announced today applications are being accepted for the Telecommunications Installer Boot Camp Program. Applications are available at the Racine County Workforce Development Center located at 1717 Taylor Avenue, Racine or at 496 McCanna Parkway in Burlington. They are also available online for download at

The Racine County Workforce Development Center and Gateway Technical College have partnered to develop and offer short-term intensive training programs that lead to gainful employment with local and regional employers. The Telecommunications Boot Camp, scheduled to begin March 9, 2015, is an intensive 12-week training program designed to prepare participants to gain the necessary skills to qualify for an entry level position installing communications equipment used in telecommunications, television, networking and access control systems. The boot camp is sponsored by a grant from SC Johnson, a Family Company.

If you, a family member or a friend are looking for a new career, consider the Telecommunications Installer Boot Camp. Individuals completing the program can earn between $15.41 an hour and $28.00 an hour with local and regional employers. Pick up your Telecommunications Installer Boot Camp Application today.

Applications are available until February 2, 2015 and completed applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Racine County Workforce Development Center, Resource Room.

To learn more about the Telecommunications Installer boot camp program contact Todd Nienhaus at (262) 638-6541 or go to the Racine County Workforce Development Center’s website at