The Industrial and Farm Mechanics program at Presque Isle Regional Career and Technical Center offers a challenging opportunity for young men and women interested in learning how to work safely in an industrial setting, complete complex tasks with basic problem-solving methods, and make a good living doing something they like.
There is an overwhelming demand for welders, operators, mechanics, and technicians. With this demand comes an equivalent pay scale – skilled tradesman currently have the potential to make far more than their peers attending a four-year college – without the student loans! The Industrial and Farm Mechanics program provides a solid foundation to pursue any one of the above-listed careers.
Students in this program will develop skills in hand tools identification and application, internal combustion engine theory, steel cutting methods, steel shaping methods, steel joining methods, professional workplace conduct, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, and precision machining. Production systems ranging from forestry to mining to farming are looked at in detail. Program participants are allowed to put extra effort into related topics they may have personal interest in.