Third Class Graduates from Industrial Maintenance Training Program

Nine students are poised to be hired for well-paying local manufacturing jobs after 12-week course.

Bucks County Community College, whose Center for Workforce Development supports the economic development of both individuals and businesses, recently recognized nine students who completed the college’s new Industrial Maintenance Training Program.

The students, the third class to complete the 12-week program, were honored at an August 25 ceremony at the college’s Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol. James Sell, Executive Director of Lower Bucks Campus, was the featured speaker.

The training, which began in June, consisted of four days a week of class instruction and once-a-week visits to manufacturing facilities. The graduates are qualified to be hired for well-paying maintenance jobs in the industry, and a most of the students have already accepted positions. This program was developed by the college in partnership with the manufacturing business community in an effort to minimize the shortage of skilled labor in the industry.

The free training was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The goal is to provide training to develop the necessary skills to pursue a successful career in our local manufacturing companies. 

Although the training is free, students must meet certain criteria to qualify. To learn more about the program, contact Stephanie Wenger in the Center for Workforce Development at 215-968-8478 or stephanie.wenger@bucks.edu.

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