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Yavapai College working with city, local employer to offer specialized training

Second 14-week course to start May 14

Interns with RESA Wear train on how to use the company’s technology in Prescott. (Yavapai College/Courtesy)

Interns with RESA Wear train on how to use the company’s technology in Prescott. (Yavapai College/Courtesy)

Yavapai College and the City of Prescott in partnership with local technology company, RESA Wear, are now accepting applications for the second installment of a 14-week intensive training/internship program in custom 3D printing and networking.

Prescott-based RESA Wear is a new global enterprise which manufactures mobile kiosks that 3D prints orthotic inserts for shoes. Kiosks will be placed in select Costco, Walmart, and Macys stores throughout the U.S., and will have the capability to scan a customer’s foot, design and print custom insoles in about an hour. The company says they are currently seeking 300 trained employees over the next three years.

An informational preview day will be held at the Yavapai College CTEC Campus, 220 Ruger Road, at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 7. Attendees will be asked to take a written test (about 60 to 90 minutes) to determine their current skill level in math, writing and other pertinent information.

The training program features six courses including: electronics fundamentals, digital systems, 3D printer operation and maintenance, embedded systems and IoT, and basic and advanced networking. Classes run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the internship at RESA is Thursdays and Fridays. The program begins May 14 and runs through August 17.

Student interns are paid $14/hour to start while they are in the program. Interns who successfully complete the program and are hired by RESA as a production technician can earn up to $25/hour, or more. Applicants must be able to lift 40 to 50 pounds, have a clean driving record and be willing to travel. The cost of tuition may be covered for student trainees who qualify for a Northern Arizona Council of Governments grant.

“Our first course is going extremely well with more than 25 students currently enrolled,” said Yavapai College instructor Rick Peters. “Students come to us from many different backgrounds – from a retired aircraft mechanic to a first-time student, so we’re seeing great potential from every demographic. We’re excited to continue offering this unique opportunity to train for a well-paying career to prospects throughout Arizona.”

For additional information, call 928-717-7107.