Bucks Seeks Applicants for Free Metalwork Training Program

A mandatory information session will be held Monday at the Lower Bucks Campus for the 12-week program, which starts October 23 in Bristol

To meet employer demand for skilled workers, Bucks County Community College is offering a Metalwork Training program for those who are unemployed or underemployed. 

The training, which focuses on metal fabrication fundamentals, begins October 23 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 a mandatory information session from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, September 18 at the college’s Lower Bucks Campus, 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 a NIMS, OSHA10 and Forklift Safety Training certification. The program 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 at the mandatory information sesison. 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 90%.

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 electro-mechanical 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 October 23 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 Susan Herring at 215-968-8364. To register for the free information session on September 18, call 267-685-4884 or email Bridget.Hughes@bucks.edu.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations