The Mechatronics & Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program’s curriculum is designed to enhance and prepare apprentices to be fully qualified in multiple aspects of advanced manufacturing technology. The two-year commitment provides both technical classroom instruction and on-the-job training using an earn-while-you-learn model with training costs covered by the employer.
Once hired by an employer, apprentices earn a paycheck while learning on-the-job. Apprentices alternate between eight weeks of classroom learning and eight weeks at their chosen company for the duration of the program. Participants in the program gain experience in a wide range of core competencies including motor controls, basic machining (mill, lathe, drilling, tapping, etc.), blueprint reading, functions of electrical and electronic systems, plus much more.
GNO, Inc. and the program partners are actively recruiting companies for the Mechatronics & Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program. If you are an employer or company interested in learning more about this unique workforce opportunity, please reach out to Osmar Padilla at [email protected].
Below is a timeline of events for the next cohort:
- April 2023: Program applications open
- May 2023: Prospective apprentice interviews
- June 2023: Employer assessment process
- July 2023: Program Signing Ceremony
- August 2023: Cohort 5 classes begin
Applications for the Cohort 5 beginning in August 2023 are now open. Prospective apprentices will apply directly with their employer partner of choice by following the links below:
Zatarain’s – COMING SOON!
We are excited to open recruitment for the next class of Mechatronics apprentices!
A virtual information session will be scheduled in May 2023 where you can learn more about the program partners! Check back again soon for more details and registration link!
Media & Recap Videos
Mechatronics Commercial for WGNO
Mechatronics Recap from WGNO
GNO Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program Cohort 1 Presentations at Delgado Community College
Mechatronics Signing Ceremony on Great Day Louisiana
Mechatronics Mobile Lab
Mechatronics Mobile Lab
Northshore Technical Community College
Interested in learning more about the Mechatronics & Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program? Let us know! (Note: This Interest Form is not a program application! Interested applicants can apply directly with their employer of interest.)