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Exciting New Training Opportunities for Construction Trades at Lone Star College-North Harris

The recent decline in the economy has created job losses across the country. Yet in Houston, careers in the construction field continue to prosper. Those looking for a viable career should explore new exciting training opportunities at Lone Star College-North Harris.

The college is now offering a new opportunity for the community by providing National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) courses in welding, ironworking, pipefitting and HVAC-R.

NCCER is recognized as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professions. The organization develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s registry and allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER's registry also assists workers by maintaining their records in a secure database.

“This is an incredible opportunity for those looking to expand their career or start a new one,” said LSC-North Harris director of continuing education, Kenya Crawford. “LSC-North Harris has a variety of courses scheduled for summer, and thanks to available grant funding, we are able to assist those in need, easing the financial burden that going back to school can cause for many students.”

LSC-North Harris NCCER courses begin in May. Those who are interested in applying are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Up to 100 percent tuition assistance from the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) funding may be available to those who qualify!

For more information about the construction trades courses, contact the LSC-North Harris Continuing Education department at 281.260.3157 or 281.618.5634, or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created in 1996 as The National Center for Construction Education and Research. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.

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.

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