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IMS Gear starts apprentice program with Lanier Tech
Students will learn 'mechatronics'
Members of the first apprentice class at IMS Gear are, from left, Chad Sitzwohl, Travis Swafford, Seth Frye and Christian Johnson. Johnson is a 2016 graduate of North Hall High School. - photo by RON BRIDGEMAN
A program common in Germany, where IMS Gear is headquartered, will soon have an American version in Gainesville. A four-year apprentice program, leading to a journeyman designation for mechatronics will start at IMS with four men. Gregory Vitek, president of IMS, officially announced the program Tuesday at Lanier Technical College, which will provide classroom instruction for the four.