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LSC-North Harris hosts information session for free ironworking program Jan. 28

Lone Star College-North Harris Office of Continuing Education is hosting an information session about a free, grant-funded training program for ironworking on Jan. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Education Building, room 101, located at 2700 W. W. Thorne Drive in Houston.

Lone Star College has partnered with the Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions to provide free training opportunities in ironworking and welding.

Applications for this free training program are subject to approval by Workforce Solutions. You must receive TANF, SNAP, unemployment, or if you make less than $37,000 yearly and have a child under 18, to be considered for the program.

Ironworking is a critical field for the growth of the Gulf Coast, and ironworkers are in high-demand. Ironworkers (or structural steel workers) raise, place and unite iron or steel girders, columns and other structural pieces to form structural frames. Workers with steady arms, good coordination, strength, manual dexterity and comfort in an external setting are well-suited for ironworking.

“With Houston’s continued growth, the need is higher than ever for workers in the ironworking and welding fields,” said LSC-North Harris director of continuing education, Kenya Crawford. “We are excited that these training programs can open doors and help our students really make a difference in the workforce.”

Classes begin February 2 at LSC-North Harris for ironworking, and students can complete the program in less than two months. Additional classes will be offered in April and May. Tuition, books and supplies are included at no cost for students in this program. 

For more information about the ironworking and welding programs at LSC-North Harris, visit LoneStar.edu/WorkForceTraining.

The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.