To meet demand for skilled workers, Bucks County Community College has partnered with five organizations and local employers to offer its metalwork training program in Perkasie that’s free for those who qualify.
The 12-week training program, which begins Feb. 25 at the college’s Upper Bucks Campus, is offered in partnership with the Upper Bucks County Technical School, the Quakertown Area Planning Committee, the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, the County of Bucks, the Bucks County Workforce Development Board, and area employers.
The training is free, but students must meet certain criteria to qualify.
To see if they qualify, students must attend one of two mandatory information sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Upper Bucks Campus, located at One Hillendale Road, Perskasie.
The full-time program consists of four days a week in class, and one day a week off-site for company tours. The program introduces students to the fundamental concepts and hands-on skills required in manufacturing and a variety of industries. Students will receive a certificate of completion, one-on-one job recruitment services, plus OSHA10 and Forklift Safety Training certification. Graduates will also be qualified to sit for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) exam for Measurement, Materials, and Safety Certification.
For more information about the program, contact Stephanie Wenger at 215-968-8478. To register for the free information session, call 267-685-4884 or email Bridget.Hughes@bucks.edu.