TONIGHT: Bucks Hosts Info Session on Free Job Training Program

Learn about the new 12-week metalwork training program Wed. June 18 at the Lower Bucks Campus, Bristol.

To meet the demand for skilled workers, Bucks County Community College is offering a new metalwork training program for unemployed or underemployed Bucks County residents that begins this July.

The training is free, but students must first meet certain criteria to qualify. An information session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, in the Student Commons of the Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, Pa. Representatives of companies looking to hire workers with these skills will be on hand to answer questions as well.

Requirements for the program include:

  • Must be a Bucks County resident, and be a U.S. Citizen or possess a Green Card
  • Must be 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED
  • Must pass a drug and alcohol screening, background check, and physical test
  • Must have reliable transportation to commute to training and a variety of industry field trips

The program is funded through a Community Development Block Grant provided by the Bucks County Commissioners.  The goal is to provide training to develop the necessary skills to pursue a successful career in our local manufacturing companies.

Local employers will participate in selecting candidates for the program. Efforts will be made to connect those who successfully complete the program with local employers.

The 12-week training program beginning in July consists of four days a week in class, and one day a week off-site for manufacturing facility tours and field trips. The training takes place at the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, 310 George Patterson Blvd., Bristol, Pennsylvania.   Successful graduates will be prepared to take the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certification Exam for Measurement, Materials, & Safety Level I. 

To register for the free information session, call 215-504-8553 or email cwd@bucks.edu. For additional information, contact Emily Evans, Director of Workforce Development, at emily.evans@bucks.edu or 215-504-8695.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations
215-968-8094/8093