LSC-Conroe Center Teams Up With Workforce Solutions to Provide Machining, Welding Education and Careers

Published on: April 08, 2014

Lone Star College-Conroe Center has teamed up with Workforce Solutions to provide free workforce training to unemployed individuals seeking employment in the high-demand career fields of welding and machining.

The collaborative efforts will offer funding for program tuition and books to qualifying individuals as part of the Accelerate Lone Star initiative. This grant program allows qualifying Lone Star College System students to earn a workforce certificate while building core skills in math, reading, and language during a coinciding support class. Intensive advising keeps students on-track for program completion, and ultimately, job placement.

This opportunity is great for those looking to be job-ready in just six to eight months. According to the Gulf Coast Area Texas Workforce Commission, jobs in machining and welding are expected to increase by 42 percent and 26 percent respectively in the Gulf Coast region through 2020.

To qualify, individuals must be 18 years old; must meet the requirements to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE); must not have any prior college credit; and must be unemployed.

Accelerate Lone Star operates primarily out of LSC-Conroe Center; however, Lone Star College-University Park, and Lone Star College-Victory Center also offer the programs under this grant, as well.

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Martin Sanchez, Accelerate Lone Star advisor, at (936) 521-4552; Esther Stokes, Accelerate Lone Star coordinator, at (936) 521-4543; or visit www.LoneStar.edu/abeinnovation.

Learn more about these careers during CareerFest2014, a free community-wide career event at LSC-Conroe Center on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Advisors and program specialists will be available to answer any questions and help with registration for upcoming classes.

LSC-Conroe Center is located off of FM 3083, about 2.5 miles east of I-45, at 777 Conroe Park North Drive, in Conroe.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems 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, seven 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.