Info sessions to answer questions about Jumpstart program

Info sessions to answer questions about Jumpstart program

Wed May 27, 2015

Since its introduction last year, Brazosport College’s community-training Jumpstart program has helped more than 60 men and women with high school diplomas become trained and interviewed for positions in local industry.

Now, the Jumpstart program is expanding its options to assist those needing GEDs, other forms of academic assistance and a pay-out-of-pocket option, as well.

In addition to the nine-week Jumpstart training currently offered, a new 16-week session will be implemented this fall for those needing academic assistance, development educational help or GEDs.

Hosted by Brazosport College, the Jumpstart program provides marketable skills to participants who want to be hired as entry-level pipefitters, millwrights or electricians with local industry. Graduates will have earned multiple industry-recognized certificates that are portable and stackable. Grant funding is available for eligible students.

In order to assist potential applicants learn more about Jumpstart, four information sessions have been scheduled at Brazosport College to provide information and answer questions about the requirements for both the nine-week training and the new 16-week program.

T
he first information session is scheduled for June 4, with additional sessions on June 18, July 9 and July 23. All sessions are from 12 to 1 p.m. in Room B.110 on the Brazosport College campus.

These information sessions are the best way to not only learn about Jumpstart and its many benefits, but also an opportunity to ask any question about the program.

RSVPs are not required to attend any of the information sessions.

For more information about the Jumpstart program or the upcoming information sessions, contact art.longoria@brazosport.edu.