Construction Trades Program Deadline Approaching

The Regional Adult & Career Education Program of Lee, Scott, Wise and Norton Public Schools, Brock, TEC Industrial, Mountain Empire Community College and the Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board have partnered to offer the PluggedInVA Industrial Construction Trades Program that will prepare adult learners for careers in construction jobs.

Classes for this new program are set to begin in early February and will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., three nights a week at the Scott County Career and Technical Center in Gate City.

The training will help students obtain the skills required by employers such as Brock, TEC Industrial and other local construction firms.

Participants can also earn a GED, if needed, along with the NCCER Core certification, a credential that is highly valued and often required by employers in the construction industry.

Students will also earn 12 college credits from Mountain Empire Community College, OSHA Safety, Digital Literacy and Career Readiness Certifications.

Those interested in registering for the 14-week training program should register no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11.

The program is free for eligible participants. High school graduates are eligible for consideration, but priority will be given to applicants who either have a GED or who are currently working to earn a GED.

Space in the program is limited to 14 seats, and candidates must meet specific standards.

For more details or to register, call Amy Statzer at (276)386-2433 or (844)697-2231.

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