Start your career with an exciting apprenticeship which combines theory and practice in an integrated degree program. The BENTELER Academy is part of our tube mill in Shreveport. Here, we train our employees and help improve soft and technical skills to prepare them for the ever-changing work environment. The three-year program combines college coursework with BENTELER instruction and on-the-job training.

Apprenticeship Benefits

Apprenticeship Timeline

Am I an Electrical Technician?

Are you passionate about technology and physics? Becoming an electrical technician is the right career for you. Your field of responsibility essentially includes the installation and maintenance of electrical systems. An electrical technician monitors and tests power installations, notification and communication systems, systems of measurement, and control technology systems.

To ensure a smooth flow in the factory, you work independently or in teams to analyze faults and repair complex systems. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) will be the basis of your apprenticeship.

You will grow to understand their capabilities and their interaction with displays, motor drivers, sensors, transducers, etc. As manufacturing becomes increasingly more automated, this skill will be indispensable in your career.

  • Installation and maintenance of electrical systems
  • Monitoring and testing power installations, notification and communication systems
  • PLC programming
  • Analyze faults and repair complex systems

Coursework at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC)

Am I an Industrial Maintenance Technician?

Keep up with the times and work with the latest modern manufacturing equipment for producing tubes. Through your comprehensive knowledge in the fields of machine control, computer technology, production processes, and quality assurance, you are the expert in charge of all the production process’s machinery.

In your apprenticeship, you will combine quality management, production processes, and toolmaking as well as repair maintenance. You are also responsible for the maintenance and inspection of those systems. If there is a breakdown, you identify the problems and search for solutions to restart the machinery and the systems.

So you become an all-rounder in the metalworking profession. Discover the world of machine tools and manufacturing, and produce spare parts using turning, milling, and drilling.

  • Machine control, production processes, quality assurance, machining
  • All – rounder in metalworking professions
  • Maintenance and inspections of technical systems
  • Troubleshoot and repair of complex systems

Coursework at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC)

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