Registration ongoing for BC’s 9-week Jumpstart program
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 email@example.com, or Kay Brooks at (979) 230-3408 or firstname.lastname@example.org