Jumpstart: a free nine-week training program at Brazosport College designed to teach the skills needed for participants to be hired at local industrial sites as pipefitters, millwrights and electricians. Do you know of someone that might benefit from this program? Perhaps you can distribute or display the flyers (English & Spanish) and help someone to find out about this opportunity.
The program’s fourth program will begin June 8, 2015. Successful applicants are trained in one of the three crafts three days a week, and the other two days are schooled in hazard awareness, how to build their resumes and how to prepare for interviews. Students will get the course, textbooks and materials free. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and must pass and pay for a $100 hair-follicle drug test before being admitted into the program.
More than 40 students have completed the program thus far, and all of them have been hired at local plants by companies including Fluor and Dow Chemical.Read more about Jumpstart on the Brazosport College webpage or in The Facts.