Bucks Seeks Applicants for Free Metalwork Training Program

Learn about the full-time, 12-week course at an information session Thrusday at the Lower Bucks Campus; training starts in late April. 

‌‌‌To meet employers’ demand for skilled workers, Bucks County Community College is seeking unemployed or underemployed Bucks County residents to apply for a metalwork training program for that begins April 24

The training is free thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. Students must first meet certain criteria to qualify.

‌To learn more, an information session will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Student Commons of the Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, Pa. Prospective students must attend an information session to apply to the program.

Representatives of companies looking to hire workers with these skills will be on hand to answer questions as well. These 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.

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 a drug and alcohol screening, background check, and a physical test
  • Must have reliable transportation to commute to training and to a variety of industry field trips

The full-time, 12-week training program begins Monday, April 24, and consists of classes four days a week, and one day a week for manufacturing facility tours and field trips. Classes are held at the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, 310 George Patterson Blvd., Bristol, Pa.  Successful graduates will be prepared to take the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certification Exam for Measurement, Materials, & Safety Level I. 

The college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center has offered the metalwork manufacturing training program since 2014. Graduates have found entry-level positions in the Bucks County area thanks to the skills they learned and connections they made in the program.

To register for the free information session on March 23, call 267-685-4884 or email bridget.hughes@bucks.edu.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations