Registration ongoing for BC’s 9-week Jumpstart program

Registration ongoing for BC’s 9-week Jumpstart program

Thu Oct 20, 2016
Eighteen students recently completed Brazosport College’s Summer Jumpstart program.  Students completing the training were Sonia Avalos, Benetra Bryant, Bentisha Bryant, Paul Fernandez, Cory Flumer, Edward Garcia, Rose Marie Garza, Mary Glover, Shawn Glover, Jezaniah Guerra, Juan Rivera, Brittine Villarreal, Clifton White, Fidel Alvarez, Samuel Blanco, Elizabeth Bradley, Benjamin Coburn and Danielle Mack.  Registration is currently ongoing for the Jumpstart program’s spring session. Classes begin Jan. 23.
 

Registration is currently ongoing for a new session of Brazosport College’s Jumpstart program, which is a free, nine-week training that provides skills to participants who want to be hired as entry-level pipefitters, millwrights and electricians with local industry.

The new training session, which is funded by a Ready to Work Petrochem Grant from the Department of Labor H-1B Gulf Coast, begins Jan. 23 and runs through April 3, with classes running Monday through Friday. 

Applicants must be able to pass a hair follicle drug test and a background check in order to be eligible to participate in the program. Books, materials and tools are provided. Participants must have a high school diploma or GED.

Seats in this program are limited, with only 15 participants accepted for each craft class. Being a grant-based program, certain criteria must be met in order to qualify for tuition assistance in the program.

Once the training program is completed, students will have earned:

   Nine college credits (The millwright program has been expanded to 15 hours)

   An Occupational Skills Award from Brazosport College

   NCCER Blue Card-Core Curriculum Certificate

   NCCER Level I Craft Certification

In addition, these are stackable, portable, industry-recognized credentials. Once the program is completed, students also will have completed more than half of the credits required for a basic certificate in these disciplines.

For more information, visit www.brazosport.edu/jumpstart or call (979) 230-3242.

If you do not have a high school diploma or a GED, you may be eligible to qualify for a 15-week Accelerate Texas grant program that will enable you to earn both a GED and a pipefitting Level I Helper certification. If interested in this program, contact Ashley Bulanek at (979) 230-3688 or ashley.bulanek@brazosport.edu, or Kay Brooks at (979) 230-3408 or kay.brooks@brazosport.edu