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Lone Star College-North Harris awarded workforce grant

Lone Star College-North Harris was recently awarded the Wagner-Peyser grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, affording students the opportunity to participate in a specialized workforce program.

The grant, in the amount of $287,845, will allow 90 students to receive training in the non-credit, FastTrack Pipefitting Certification program through the college’s Continuing Education department. Students will receive training and career services with the goal of obtaining gainful employment. The grant covers training and all training supplies and textbooks for students enrolled in the program.

Students enrolled in the program will receive National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) training over a five-week period. NCCER is recognized as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professions.

“The purpose of the grant is to give our students quality, high-demand training,” said LSC-North Harris Director of Continuing Education Kenya Crawford. “During this intensive five-week course, our students will gain knowledge to help them prepare for a new and exciting career in the construction trades.”

Students must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. Citizen or able to work in the U.S., and if a male, have registered for the Selective Service. The grant also provides assistance to veterans, their spouses, and dependents.

Once students have successfully completed the academic requirements for the program, the college will provide resources and job placement assistance to graduates.

Classes are held every five weeks at LSC-North Harris. The next class will begin in January 2017 and will continue until August 2017.

For more information, contact Debra Vick at 281.618.1135 or Debra.Vick@lonestar.edu.

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 offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 98,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.