GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston College still has
openings for its free Quickstart training program for Electrical and Heating,
Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) helpers, beginning in March.
Funded by a grant from the Texas
Workforce Commission, the Quickstart programs are designed to help individuals
find entry-level jobs as helpers in the fast-growing HVAC and
In the eight-week programs, students
will be presented with the basics of a trade, including safety procedures, proper
tool usage, regulations, codes and more.
“This program has an amazing
potential to turn lives around. Folks who have been unemployed, incarcerated,
job changers and others who wish to get new skills in order to get a job, get a
better job or keep a job are finding success in a program that is very doable,”
said Galveston College Job Placement Navigator Mary Powers. “After only eight
weeks of training, the wages they can earn won’t be the best, but it is a
starting point up a career ladder with an excellent opportunity to enhance
economic mobility. Along the way participants from ages 18 to 75
are finding that their self-esteem is growing and they are gaining confidence
in their ability to be productively employed and/or to continue their studies
at Galveston College. It has been a super rewarding experience to watch
In addition to job training,
Galveston College offers career guidance and job placement assistance.
Tuition is free for those accepted
into the programs. However, students must purchase their own steel-toed boots.
An individual applying to a
Quickstart program must
be age 18 or older. (Proof of age is
required such as driver’s license or birth certificate.)
be a United States citizen or certified to
work in the United States. (A Social Security card or original I-9
documentation is required.)
meet United States Military Selective
Service registration requirements, if male. (Student must present Registration
Acknowledgment Card at the time of enrollment.)
Prior to acceptance into the
program, the applicant must meet with Galveston College’s job placement
navigator and bring required documents.
For more information, please contact
Job Placement Navigator Mary Powers at 409-944-1287 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Se habla español.)