About Operation Career U-Turn


It all started when…

In 2014, Operation Career U-Turn’s founder, Carlton Gates, recognized the lack of opportunities for young adults in Milwaukee working in low paying jobs, that lacked a strong and viable economic path. Due to his expertise and knowledge of Building Automation Systems (BAS), telecommunications and Information Technology, Mr. Gates developed Operation Career U-Turn to combat poverty and the underemployment and unemployment rates in Milwaukee. Operation Career U-Turn aims to offer all young adults the chance to learn and enhance their career and earning potentials through this training.

Operation Career U-Turn is the only program in the country that focuses on training and mentoring young people of any background in Milwaukee on Smart Building Technology. OCUT combines hard skills, training and BAS knowledge with on-the-job experience and guaranteed job opportunities, upon completion of the program.