Applications are currently being accepted 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 Jumpstart program begins February 16 and runs through April 24, with classes running Monday through Friday. Space is limited, so interested parties should not hesitate to apply immediately.
Since the Jumpstart program began last year, more than 40 students have completed the training, with many of them now employed in local industry.
The Jumpstart training program is free for students, with books, materials and tools provided. Participants must have a high school diploma or GED.
Jumpstart candidates will need to provide specific documentation to counselors at the Lake Jackson Workforce Solutions office in order to determine eligibility. Applicants who are eligible to participate in Jumpstart will need to pay for and pass a hair-follicle drug test before being admitted into the program. The cost of the drug test is $100.
Once the training program is completed, students will have earned:
– Nine college credits from Brazosport College and a Marketable Skills Award;
– A National Career Readiness Certificate;
– Graduated from True-to-Life Ministries’ Employment 101 program and;
– NCCER Blue Card-Core.
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 or to apply for the program, visit the Texas Workforce Solutions office in Lake Jackson, located at 491 This Way Street, or call 979-297-6400.