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Lone Star College-North Harris hosts workforce information sessions for careers in pipefitting

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 college will be hosting a series of information sessions to introduce prospective students to the programs offerings.

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.

All of the pipefitting program Information Sessions will begin at 10 a.m. in the college’s Community Education Building, room 102, located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive in Houston.

2017 Pipefitting Information Session Schedule:

•               Feb. 22

Students in the program 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 February 2017 and will continue until August 2017.

To RVSP for the information sessions or for more information, please call 281.618.5602.

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.