About the Program

An unparalleled, integrated, learning environment

3 year coursework

Students get paid for their time in class

Students earn industry recognized certificates

Successful trainees earn job offers upon program completion

The Timeline

Late June Student Bootcamp Begins

August Final Selection of Students

September Student Training Begins

Program Outline


  • Complete the student General Application
  • You will be notified to attend the Industrial Skills Training Academy (ISTA), between January through April
  • Take the Ramsay Test and Predictive Index Assessment during the tour of our facility(click here to download the Ramsay study guide)
  • If you are selected; you will be invited to have a personal interview
  • Final selection will be announced in May

Have questions about the admission process? Email: ISTA@ussugar.com


The three year program will begin with an assessment and benchmarking period followed by work on foundation skills. Trainees will earn various industry-recognized certifications throughout the program.

Our Partners

Helping us create an unparalleled training experience.

We work with a network of industry-based partners to support our efforts. Students in the ISTA program will be trained by experts from these industry-leading partner corporations.


PetroChoice is a premier distributor of lubricants and services to thousands of companies in many states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska among others.

Motion Industries

Motion Industries is the number one supplier of bearings, pneumatics, hydraulics and mechanical power transmission products.


Fastenal is the largest fastener distributor in North America. Shop our huge selection of OEM, MRO, construction, industrial, and safety products.

Southeast Industrial Sales Company

Southeast Industrial Sales Company is a manufacturer's representative and stocking distributor of specialty products serving commercial, industrial and municipal markets in Florida, Georgia and the Caribbean.


Gates is a global leader in power transmission & fluid power products & services, powering progress in variety of industrial & automotive applications.


LOCTITE® is the world’s leading brand for adhesives, sealants and surface treatments.

SEPCO (Sealing Equipment Products Co., Inc.)

SEPCO (Sealing Equipment Products Co., Inc.) is a high performance solutions provider including mechanical seals, compression packings, graphite products and gasketing materials. The company also specializes in die formed packing rings, molded PTFE parts, thermal management solutions, and fiberglass products.

Mobil Industrial

Mobil Industrial is a sub-brand of ExxonMobil for marketing oils and greases used in industrial applications. The main product lines are Mobil SHC synthetic oils and Mobil Grease greases.


Rexnord offers Power Transmission Gear Drives, Bearings, Couplings, Industrial Chain, Brakes, PT Drive Components and Conveying Solutions to enhance performance levels and cut down on overall maintenance costs.


Martin Sprocket & Gear manufactures Power Transmission, Material Handling Solutions, and Hand Tools. Offering vast inventories & local field support.


Bray flow control performance company with a modular product line of valves, actuators and accessories offer the best compatibility, economy and quality performance in the flow control industry.



As a part of this vast, international network of corporate and industrial resources, U.S. Tsubaki offers its customers the finest state-of-the-art power transmission products available in the world.

Miller Electric

Miller Electric is one of the world's largest manufacturers of arc welding and cutting equipment.

Timken Company

Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products. With more than a century of knowledge and innovation, we continuously improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward.


TEADIT® Group is recognized worldwide as a leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative products for critical fluid sealing processes.

Florida Industrial Products (FIP)

Florida Industrial Products (FIP) is the premier source of piping, tubing, valves, fittings and PVF accessories for businesses throughout Florida.


ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally.


SMC is the world's largest manufacturer of pneumatic automation products.



As a world leader in drive technology and a pioneer in drive-based automation, SEW-EURODRIVE has established a reputation for quickly solving the most difficult power transmission and motion control challenges.

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