Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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BCCC to offer metalwork training program


BCCC to offer metalwork training

BRISTOL Bucks County Community College will hold an information session Wednesday about the free metalwork training program it will offer to under- or unemployed county residents in July.

The 12-week program, funded through a grant from the Bucks County commissioners, offers classes four days a week and a fifth day of tours or field trips. Those who complete the program will be prepared to take a national metalworkers certification exam, according to the college.

To qualify, entrants must be county residents 18 or older with a high school diploma or GED, have a reliable way to get to training and field trips, and must pass a drug and alcohol screening and background check.

The session will be held at the Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Hwy., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bucks County's unemployment rate in April was just under 5 percent, down from about 7 percent last year.

To register, call 215-504-8553 or e-mail - Chris Palmer

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