Industrial Skills

Training Academy

Learn. Earn. Succeed.


Get Paid to Learn a Trade.

Yes. it is that simple. The ISTA program offers FREE tuition to qualified candidates and PAYS them to go to class.


About the Program

U.S. Sugar is creating a 3-year Technical Skills Training Program. A state-of-the-art facility is under construction.


A Place to LEARN.

OEM Specialty Equipment (Original Equipment Manufactured)

Vendor and Manufactured Products

Major: Mechanical Skills


  • Machinist Skills

  • Welding Skills

  • Electrical Skills

Foundation Skills

  • Safety

  • Life Skills

  • Fundamentals


A Place to EARN. 


Industry Recognized Certificates

AS Credits

A Paycheck for Attending Class!

  • $13/hour during year 1 of the program

  • $13-$14/hour during year 2 of the program

  • $14-$15/hour during year 3 of the program

Job Placement Upon Graduation


A Place

for YOU to


Successful trainees who complete the three-year Industrial Skills Training program will be offered an entry level Maintenance Position with full benefits and competitive pay and ample opportunity for career advancement.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the program start?
September 2020

The first session will began September 2019. New enrollment will take place again September 2020.

What are the pre-qualifications?
A HS diploma and a few assessment tests

General Education Degree (G.E.D.) or High School Diploma, Personality Assessment, Ramsay Entrance test, Hands-On Mechanical Test, Ramsay Mechanical Test

What does it cost?

Nothing! In fact, you earn money from day one.


We are recruting:

Young Adults looking to Learn a Trade

Local High School Students

Non-Active Military

Industry Workers

Candidates should be 17 years or older and have reliable transportation