Sponsored by Metropolitan Training Alliance


What is ICP?

(Industrial Certification Program)


An entry level career skills program required for all students enrolled in a MTA training program. Upon successful completion students obtaina MTA completion certification, WorkKeys Job Readiness certificate, DOL Pre-apprenticeship certification, an OSHA 10 certification, a National Safety Council Forklift license and Work Readiness certificate. Successful participants will qualify for enrollment into one of three MTA/Ranken training programs.


ICP classes cover:

  • Computer fundamentals
  • Shop math
  • Blueprint reading
  • Precision measuring
  • Warehouse and forklift operation
  • WorkKeys Assessment
  • OSHA industrial safety
  • First Aid/CPR
  • An Overview of the building trades and advanced manufacturing careers
  • An orientation to union apprenticeship and union history
  • How to get into a union



Who can participate?

Graduating high school Seniors from target school districts that can attend an in-school ICP class.


How does the program work?

  • Certified instructors provided by MTA will conduct classes on school premises. (16 weeks)
  • MTA will coordinate presentations from union representatives
  • MTA instructors will administer the WorkKeys Assessment.
  • Students must attend all classes to satisfy hours needed for completion.
  • Upon successful completion of the ICP course, each student will receive assistance in enrolling in a career or technical program. Upon Graduation from High School, students are encouraged to continue training offered by MTA/Ranken at the MET Center: Precision Machining Technology (CNC); Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC); Carpentry and Building Construction Technology (CRP).


*NOTE: All programs are DESE Certified through Ranken Tech.


What is the school’s role?

  • Partner with MTA.
  • Designate 1 high school counselor as liaison with MTA Career Counselor to recruit a minimum of 10 high school seniors to participate in the program.
  • Provide 1 classroom at the high school to accommodate 10 students/1 teacher, (MTA provides materials).
  • Assist with transportation for student field trips to vocational training sites.

Student: Provides the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to become skilled professional workers and obtain technical jobs.


MTA: Satisfy the St. Louis regions increasing demand for a skilled workforce


School District:
MODESE: Career Education Programs, Common Criteria 1 Programs of Study-Quality Indicator 1, 3 and 4.



For additional information about MTA and the ICP/CAP programs please feel free visit their website,, or contact:


Jacob Johnson, President/CEO



6347 Plymouth Avenue                   Saint  Louis, MO 63133                   314-746-0886                 314-746-0837 fax