Industry 4.0 Education and Training

Transform the Future with Industry 4.0 Education and Training

What is Industry 4.0?

It’s all about innovative, problem solving processes and technologies – like additive manufacturing, autonomous systems, machine learning, and the smart factory – that are revolutionizing the way things are made here in Northeast Wisconsin and across the globe. If you are looking to incorporate Advanced Manufacturing or IoT (Internet of Things) capabilities in your production, we have programs and classes that can help. 

Also involved are data analysis, cybersecurity, and other vital functions that enable manufacturing companies to efficiently and safely adopt the new technologies.

Looking for degrees, courses, or workforce training to level up your career or company? You’ve come to the right place.

Learn more about our Industry 4.0 efforts

Recent Industry 4.0 News

Degrees to start or advance your career

Electr-Mechanical Technology

Electro-Mechanical Technology

  • Predicative Maintenance
  • Controls
  • Automation
  • Robotics

Electrical Engineering Technology

Electrical-Engineering Technology

  • Data Communication
  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Microelectronics

Mechanical Design

Mechanical Design

  • 3D modeling
  • Database Development

Prototype and Design Technology

Prototype and Design

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Intro to Rapid Prototyping
  • SolidWorks 3D Modeling

Computer Support

Computer Support

  • Set up, installation, and support of digital technologies

Software Developer

Software Developer

  • IT Programming
  • Database Development

Business Analyst

Business Analyst

  • Database Development
  • Data Analytics

Security Technologist


  • Network Security
  • Microsoft Security
  • Cisco Security
  • Linux Security

Web Development

Web Development

  • Web Scripting
  • Database Development

Additive Manufacturing Certificate

Nearly 50% of local manufacturers are already investing in additive manufacturing (3D printing) * – making the Additive Manufacturing Certificate part of your future success.

Certificate courses prepare aspiring and experienced designers with the latest skills in additive manufacturing:

  • Technical Sketching
  • Intro to SolidWorks Modeling
  • Advanced SolidWorks Modeling
  • Intro to Rapid Prototyping
  • Advanced Additive Manufacturing

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*Source: Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance

Data Analytics Associate Degree

As part of Industry 4.0, businesses are looking at machine monitoring, safety wearables, providing proactive customer service, staying fiscally viable, and so much more. All of this comes with big data that needs to be analyzed to guide business decisions – whether it’s in manufacturing, marketing, financial, or other areas.

NWTC’s new Data Analytics program will prepare students to gather, analyze and interpret data patterns and trends. In addition, students will learn to provide data visualizations that inform business decisions. The associate degree can ladder into bachelor’s degrees in data analytics, predictive analytics, risk management, statistical analysis, advanced reporting, and data science.

Data analytics is in the top 10 in-demand jobs according to Microsoft (who utilized LinkedIn job postings data). Starting wage for a data analyst is $34,500, according to Glassdoor, with opportunities for advancement within companies. 

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Industry 4.0 Workforce Training

Workforce Training

Our Corporate Training & Economic Development (CTED) department can assist your organization by upskilling and training your current workforce in the latest Industry 4.0 trends and technologies. CTED offers the above topics in either a seminar or customized training. This training can be delivered at your organization or one of our NWTC locations. 
Continuing education or customized training offered in the following topics*:

  • Introduction to Industry 4.0
  • AR/VR/XR Training & Remote Troubleshooting (Computer Support Specialist Program and/or Software Developer)
  • IoT Data Analysis and Visualization (Data Analytics)
  • Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisition (SCADA) – (Utilities Engineering Technologies)

* Participants may be eligible for credits towards the above NWTC programs or certificates based on previous work experience or training attended.
Not seeing your specific training needs? 
Contact CTED to discuss your Industry 4.0 workforce training needs.  
920-498-6373 |