To meet employer demand for skilled workers, Bucks County Community College is offering a metalwork training program for those who are unemployed or under-employed.
The full-time, 12-week training program, which focuses on metalwork and manufacturing fundamentals, begins Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Bristol. The training is free for applicants who meet certain criteria. Others may enroll by paying tuition.
To learn more, prospective students must attend one of two mandatory information sessions on Thursday, July 25 or Thursday, Aug. 1. The sessions take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Gene and Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol.
The metalwork training program introduces students to the fundamental concepts and hands-on skills required in advanced manufacturing and a variety of industries. The 12-week program consists of four days a week in class, and one day a week off-site for company tours. Students will receive a certificate of completion, OSHA 10 safety certification and forklift safety training, plus one-on-one job placement services. The graduation and job-placement rate is over 90%.
Interested students must attend an information session to apply to the program and to determine if they are eligible for free funding. Students who do not qualify for funding may enroll in the program for a tuition fee of $6,000.
Representatives of local companies looking to hire skilled workers will be on hand to answer questions and help select candidates for the program.
For information, contact Stephanie Wenger at 215-968-8478. To register for a free information session, call 267-685-4884 or email Bridget.Hughes@bucks.edu