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Eight graduate from BC’s ATX Jumpstart program

Eight graduate from BC’s ATX Jumpstart program

Wed May 11, 2016

Brazosport College recently graduated eight students from its community-training ATX Jumpstart program. All eight students finished the 15-week program and earned both GEDs and entry-level certifications for pipefitting jobs.

Students graduating from the spring semester program were Alazae Balbas, Douglas Beaver, Megan Blackwell, Cathy Clayton, Martin Escamilla, Yudenia Gamboa, Claudia Rodriguez and Elda Urps.

Funded by an Accelerate Texas Grant, the ATX Jumpstart option is a free 15-week program for individuals who lack a high school diploma or GED. Students are trained for entry-level certifications in the pipefitting field. Brazosport College also offers a nine-week Jumpstart option for those with high school diplomas or GEDs.

All Jumpstart students — both the nine-week and 15-week ATX programs — earn nine college credit hours, a Marketable Skills Award from Brazosport College, an NCCER Core Curriculum Certification and Blue Card, and an NCCER Level 1 Helper Certification in either pipefitting, electrical or millwright upon completion of the program.

For full details or more information, visit www.brazosport.edu/jumpstart or contact Art Longoria at Brazosport College at art.longoria@brazosport.edu.