Lone Star College System is helping unemployed individuals find new careers by partnering with Texas Work-force Solutions to offer free workforce training.
The workforce training is being offered through ACCELERATE Lone Star (ALS), a program that allows students to earn workforce certification in one of Lone Star College’s Career and Technical Education Certification programs while building core skills in math, reading and language. Certification programs in-clude Welding, Machining, Floor-hand/Roustabout, Oil Field Service Technician, Automotive Technician, Residential/Commercial Electrician, HVAC & Re-frigeration, Accounting/ Finance and Patient Care Technician.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for unemployed people to gain new skills and re-enter the workforce,” said Martha Neely, ALS grant project director. “This innovative partnership will offer project director. “This innovative partnership will offer funding for program tuition and books to qualifying individuals as part of the ALS program.”
This grant program assists qualifying LSCS students to earn a workforce certificate in one of Lone Star College’s Career and Technical Education Certification programs.
Intensive on-site advising is also available, designed to keep students on track for program completion, ready to take advantage of job opportunities and opening the door for further education.
Funding for ALS comes from by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) under the Accelerate Texas” state initiative. THECB provides leadership and coordination for the Texas Higher Education System and works to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students.
To qualify to receive training, individuals must be 18 years old, meet the requirements to take the Test of Adult Basic Education, not have prior college credit and be currently unemployed and receiving unemployment insurance.
For additional information about the program visit www.lonestar.edu/accelerate
lonestar or call 281-357-3676 to reach the LSC-Tomball division of ALS.