Facilities & Mobile Equipment Maintenance
Careers in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance pathway include the maintenance, repair, and servicing of vehicles, as well as refueling of mobile equipment. The people in this pathway keep equipment and machinery running while looking for more efficient, safe, and cost-effective ways to do so.
Courses in facilities and mobile equipment maintenance will help prepare students who may be interested in careers such as:
- Automotive service technicians and mechanics
- Automotive master mechanics
- Automotive specialty technicians
- Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
- Motorcycle mechanics
- Marine technician
- Tire repairers and changers
Many mechanics and technicians in this field learn their trade through a two-year apprenticeship program, offered through a local high school, technical school or community college, combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training.
Washington Park High School offers a two year Youth Apprenticeship program to all Racine high school students. Students who complete this program may go on to Gateway Technical College and complete a two-year diploma in less than two years.