Bucks County Community College is holding a free metalwork training program for unemployed or underemployed residents who meet certain criteria.

The Lower Bucks Campus, located on Veterans Highway in Bristol, will hold two mandatory information sessions on September 11th or 18th from 1 to 3 p.m.

The program will introduce fundamental concepts, manufacturing skills and students will receive a certification for NIMS, OSHA10, and Forklift Safety Training.

Bucks received funding from the U.S Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The program currently holds a 90% job-placement rate for post graduates.

The students will be hand selected by local companies looking to hire and according┬áto a press release, “the ideal candidate is someone who likes to work with their hands, problem-solve and is looking to start a new career.”

Requirements 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 Metalwork Training Program will begin October 23 and will have four days a week class time and one day a week off-site for company tours.