Bucks Seeks Applicants for Metalwork Training Program
Mandatory info sessions will be held June 18 and 25 at the Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks for the 12-week program that starts August 6 in Bristol
To meet employer demand for skilled workers, Bucks County Community College is offering a free Metalwork Training program for those who are unemployed or underemployed.
The training, which focuses on metal fabrication fundamentals, begins August 6 at the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, located at 310 George Patterson Boulevard, Bristol, Pa. The training is free, but students must meet certain criteria to qualify.
To learn more, prospective students must attend one of two mandatory information sessions. The sessions take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 18 and Monday, June 25 at the Gene and Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks, located at 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, Pa.
The Metalwork Training program introduces students to the fundamental concepts and hands-on skills required in manufacturing and a variety of industries. Students will receive a certificate of completion, plus certification in NIMS, OSHA10 and Forklift Safety Training.
Interested students must attend an information session on June 18 or 25 to apply to the program, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
Representatives of local companies looking to hire skilled workers will be on hand to answer questions and help select candidates for the program. The ideal candidate is someone who likes to work with his or her hands, problem-solve and is looking to start a new career. Efforts will be made to connect those who successfully complete the program with local employers. The job-placement rate of past graduates is over 92%.
Requirements for the program include:
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or possess a Green Card
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- Must pass an aptitude test, drug screening, background check, and a physical test
- Must have reliable transportation to commute to training and to a variety of industry field trips
The 12-week training program begins August 6 and consists of four days a week in class, and one day a week off-site for company tours.
For more information about the program, contact Stephanie Wenger at 215-968-8478. To register for a free information session June 18 or June 25, call 267-685-4884 or email Bridget.Hughes@bucks.edu.