Bucks Seeks Applicants for Industrial Maintenance Training Program
Mandatory info sessions will be held July 30 in Bristol and Aug. 6 in Perkasie for the free 12-week program starting Sept. 18 in Doylestown
To meet employer demand for skilled workers, Bucks County Community College is offering a free Industrial Maintenance training program for those who are unemployed.
The 12-week training program, which focuses on industrial maintenance fundamentals, begins September 18 at the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center, located at 1760 South Easton Road, Doylestown, Pa. The training is free for applicants who meet certain criteria. Others may enroll by paying tuition.
To learn more, prospective students must attend one of two mandatory information sessions. The sessions take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the Gene and Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks, located at 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, Pa. and from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, August 6, at the Upper Bucks Campus, located at 1 Hillendale Rd., Perkasie, Pa.
The Industrial Maintenance Training program introduces students to the fundamental concepts and hands-on skills required in industrial maintenance and a variety of industries. The 12-week training program begins September 18 and consists of four days a week in class, and one day a week off-site for company tours. Students will receive a certificate of completion, plus certification OSHA10 and Forklift Safety Training.
Interested students must attend an information session to apply to the program and to determine if they are eligible for free funding. Students who do not qualify for funding may enroll in the program for a tuition fee of $6,000.
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 their 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
For more information about the program, contact Stephanie Wenger at 215-968-8478. To register for a free information session on July 30 or August 6, call 267-685-4884 or email Bridget.Hughes@bucks.edu.