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SC Johnson Applauds Gateway Technical College for Winning National Job Training Award

Innovative program provides “win-win” for employers and prospective employees

RACINE, Wis., March 16, 2016 – Today, SC Johnson congratulates Gateway Technical College for receiving the first “Innovative Best Practices” award from the American Technical Education Association.

The award was given to honor Gateway’s Boot Camp training program that provides intensive 14-20 week training in a variety of skills designed to meet the needs of local employers and changing industry trends.  Past training sessions have included computer numerical control (CNC), logistics, telecommunications, and others.

“We are impressed with the great work Gateway Technical College is doing to prepare graduates to join the local workforce,” said Kelly M. Semrau, Senior Vice President—Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability.  “In addition to providing the job skills that today’s employers are seeking, the Boot Camp is also helping companies find workers who can think critically and are agile in today’s changing manufacturing environment.”

Since 2012, SC Johnson has given more that $3 million to fund the Boot Camp training program and to expand the state-of-the-art SC Johnson Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center located in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.

To learn more about Gateway Technical College’s Boot Camp training program, go to

About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.