Published on: July 18, 2013With more employment opportunities on the horizon, employers are consistently looking to hire skilled applicants.
To meet the demand, Lone Star College-Atascocita Center will provide multiple workforce training courses and programs this fall. Offered are OSHA general industry, grant writing, Photoshop, SAT preparation, Spanish for healthcare workers, citizenship preparation, communication for the workplace (for non-native speakers) and teen driver education.
“These programs are designed to either provide additional training for people already employed or assist people in finding employment quickly,” said David Baty, dean of the LSC-Atascocita Center. “Some of the programs will help students in test preparations.”
In addition, the center will offer an accelerated pace certified nurses aid (CNA) program for eight weeks on Fridays only. Certified nurses aids assist patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse. This program follows the standards and curriculum provided by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and prepares students for the Nurse Aide State Exam. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, CNA is one of the most popular fast-track workforce development programs. It has a median salary above $20,000.
Anyone interested in these programs can fill out an application and register for the courses online or seek help with the staff in LSC-Atascocita Center’s or LSC-Kingwood’s Continuing Education departments. The LSC-Atascocita Center is located at 15903 West Lake Houston Parkway. Classes begin Aug. 26. For more information, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/atascocita. To register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five 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.