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Congratulations to Dr. Patrick M. Jones!

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On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, the Board of Trustees of Bucks County Community College announced that Patrick M. Jones, Ph.D., will be the College’s sixth president.

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If you were previously enrolled in a degree or certificate program and were unable to complete it, you may be eligible to get on track for free with the Aim & Attain: Near Completer Grant at Bucks County Community College.



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BCCC Awarded $250,000 Grant to Prepare Next Generation of PA Workers

 Bucks County Community College’s Center for Workforce Development has been awarded a $250,000 grant through the PA Department of Labor & Industry to expand access to its highly successful Building and Construction Trades pre-apprenticeship program. Bucks will be one of 14 recipients of the state’s $3.3 million Schools-to-Work initiative. The Center for Workforce Development at the College will continue its partnership with the Bucks County Workforce Development Board, the Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council and the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 which serves as sponsor for Bucks’ Building and Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship program. The pre-apprenticeship program aims to increase diversity in enrollment and offer math and literacy skills for entry into the trades. Together, Bucks will provide the hands-on experience necessary to prepare graduates for jobs in the trades including basic electricity, plumbing and carpentry. Other fundamental topics included in the training are shop measurement and math, blueprint reading, welding basics, job planning benchwork and layout. Participants will earn industry-recognized credentials in OSHA10 and Forklift Safety. Students will also work one-on-one with a career coach to assist with the next steps whether it is finding an apprenticeship or preparing for union exams. “We are so pleased to be able to expand access to our building and construction pre-apprenticeship training program. Bucks continues to strive to provide education and career opportunities for people whether they are seeking a degree or aiming to go directly to the workforce,” says Susan Herring, Associate Vice President, Workforce Development. The $6,500 training is free for those that meet eligibility requirements. Bucks will recruit interested applicants from Bucks County and the surrounding region including Philadelphia. Ms. Herring went on to say: “With these funds, we will be able to continue providing our Building and Construction pre-apprenticeship at no cost and will aim to attract diverse candidates including women to enter the construction field and start in careers with life-sustaining wages upon graduation.” The first cohort under the Schools-to-Work grant is anticipated to start in the beginning of 2025 with recruiting starting towards the end of 2024. The 10-week free bootcamp will be held Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center for Advanced Technologies on the Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks in Bristol. The Center is a brand-new, state-of-the-art training facility which offers job seekers access to high-quality career training programs in advanced manufacturing and other programs. The new facility will provide students with an up-to-the-minute, high-tech learning environment. Find more information on our Workforce Development site. Requirements for the Building and Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship 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 (determined on a case-by-case basis), and a physical test Daily attendance and punctuality Must have reliable transportation to commute to training For more information about this program, contact Susan Herring at 267-685-4827 or susan.herring@bucks.edu.
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BCCC Hosts Life in a Jar Book and Panel Discussion on April 16

Jack Mayer, author of the book about Irena Sendler, who saved hundreds of Jewish children during WWII will be joined by local panelists to discuss what it means to resist, rescue, and build community in times of war and conflict. Bucks County Community College invites the public to a book and panel discussion about Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project on Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. in the Zlock Performing Arts Center on the Newtown Campus (275 Swamp Road, Newtown, Pa. 18940). The book, written by Jack Mayer, tells the story of Irena Sendler, a Polish woman who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto. As part of a secret World War II organization called Żegota, Irena Sendler (1910–2008) rescued several hundred Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto — providing false identities and hiding places in orphanages, convents, and private homes. Mayer’s book weaves Sendler’s story with that of the Kansas students who helped tell it to the world. In addition to author Jack Mayer, the panel will feature: Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy of Kol Emet, Yardley; Barbara Simmons, Adjunct Professor, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Arcadia University, and Executive Board of NAACP, Bucks County Chapter; and Nancy Isserman, Co-Director, Transcending Trauma Project, Director, Operation Home and Healing, Council for Relationships and Faculty, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Gratz College. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. Visit the Zlock Performing Arts Center to reserve your spot today. To learn more about the History of the Holocaust course or the April 16 panel discussion, contact the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at sb@bucks.edu or 215-968-8270.

Center for Advanced Technologies

Your Career Begins at Bucks

The brand-new state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT) has been designed to ignite a spark in Bucks County and the surrounding areas. Located on the Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks in Bristol Township, the Center houses in-demand advanced manufacturing training and workforce programs.