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Quickstart graduates

Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities

Quickstart graduates

Galveston College still has openings for its free Quickstart training programs in Electrical Technology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), beginning Jan. 14.

Apply today at gc.edu/quickstart

Funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, the Quickstart programs are designed to help individuals find entry-level jobs in the fast-growing HVAC and electrical industries.

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.

In addition to job training, Galveston College offers career counseling 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.)

Following 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 mpowers@gc.edu. (Si necesitas ayuda llenando el formulario, llamame a 409-944-1287 y te ayudo con mucho gusto.)

Above: Ten students in Galveston College’s Quickstart Electrical Helper Training Program completed eight weeks of training on May 10. Pictured at their completion celebration are (front row from left) Corey LaDay, Daniel Sanchez, David Dellolio, (middle row from left) JR Cisneros, instructor Marshel Settlemire, Sid Rambin, Raymond Panameno, Faisel Nofal and Horacio Galvan. Pictured in the back row is Louis Romero. Not pictured are Chris Emmite and co-teacher Robert Reeves.

HVAC/R students receive Malco Tools recognition

HVAC/R students receive Malco Tools recognition

Third semester Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration students Kenneth Caddell and Mahdi Pourhanifeh Doust, were honored recently by Malco Tools as part of the Head of the Class Student Recognition Program.

The Malco Tools Head of the Class program highlights students graduating in HVAC/R programs in technical education. In addition to a certificate, each winner also received a Malco tool kit and cap.

“Mahdi and Kenneth have both shown great promise and have worked hard in their HVAC classes. The tools they received from Malco will help them as they start their careers,” said Ronald Foster, HVAC/R program director.

Above – Galveston College HVAC/R students Mahdi Pourhanifeh Doust (left) and Kenneth Caddell (right) and display the certificates and tools they received as winners of the Malco Tools Head of the Class Student Recognition Program.

Galveston College HVAC program visited Mood Gardens

HVAC Quickstart students visit Moody Gardens

Students in Galveston College’s Quickstart HVAC Helper Training class recently enjoyed a visit to Moody Gardens HVAC and electrical operations plant.

On this trip, students had a chance to expand their horizons from practice HVAC equipment in their classroom to massive, commercial equipment in the real world, thanks to the generosity of Moody Gardens Human Resources Manager Kathleen Durham, Plant Engineer David Greer and teacher Karen Alsept, who facilitated the experience.

While on site, the students toured the chillers that provide air conditioning for the Moody Gardens complex, the control room and other areas of the complex.

The free program is funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. New HVAC Quickstart classes will run from June 4 to July 30 from 5-10:30 p.m. at Galveston College’s Applied Technology Center.

For more information, call Mary Powers at (409) 944-1287 or email her at mpowers@gc.edu.

Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities

Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities

Galveston College still has openings for its free Quickstart training programs in Electrical Technology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), beginning in June.

Funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, the Quickstart programs are designed to help individuals find entry-level jobs in the fast-growing HVAC and electrical industries.

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.

In addition to job training, Galveston College offers career counseling 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.)

Following 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 mpowers@gc.edu. (Si necesitas ayuda llenando el formulario, llamame a 409-944-1287 y te ayudo con mucho gusto.)

Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities

HVAC students at Galveston College
HVAC students and their teacher (L-R), Stephan Guyton, Curtis Bagsby, Tony Saifi and Nicholas Smith.

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 electrical industries.

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 this happen.”

Electrical students at Galveston College
Pictured (L-R) are Electrical students Ron Jackson, Sparkle Gordon and Morgan Howard with teacher Marshel Settlemire.

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.

Quickstart Electrical Helpers Program students at Galveston College
Quickstart Electrical Helpers Program students (L-R) Josue Hernandez, Ron Jackson, teacher Marshel Settlemire, Morgan Howard

For more information, please contact Job Placement Navigator Mary Powers at 409-944-1287 or mpowers@gc.edu. (Se habla español.)

Electrical and HVAC Quickstart program available

Galveston College offers free Quickstart training opportunities

Electrical and HVAC Quickstart program availableGalveston College still has openings for its free Quickstart training programs in Electrical Technology and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), beginning Jan. 9.

Funded by a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, the Quickstart programs are designed to help individuals find entry-level jobs in the fast-growing HVAC and electrical industries.

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.

In addition to job training, Galveston College offers career counseling 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.)

Following 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 mpowers@gc.edu, or see www.gc.edu/Quickstart. (Si necesitas ayuda llenando el formulario, llamame a 409-944-1287 y te ayudo con mucho gusto.)

 

 

 

 

 

Applied Technology Center Sign

Applied Technology Center Open House

Galveston College faculty, staff and advisors are planning an Open House at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Center is located at 7626 Broadway Boulevard in Galveston, Texas.

Faculty from programs of Welding, Electrical and Electronics Technology, Medical Administration, Medical Coding, Cosmetology, Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning-Refrigeration, Culinary Arts, Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice, and Pipefitting will be on hand to give tours and help with applications, registration and financial aid. Fall credit classes start on August 28, 2017. Some workforce programs are available as Continuing Education programs.

The Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center was opened in September of 2013 as a commitment by Galveston College to provide multiple workforce and technology programs for residents to be trained to enter lucrative careers in the Galveston County area. The programs have produced graduates who have joined the workforce or become their own service industry business owners and providers.

Come visit the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center Open House on Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Call 409-944-1404 for more information.

Community College PetroChem Initiative Scholarship winners

Galveston College ATC Students Awarded ExxonMobil Scholarships

Four Galveston College students were awarded Community College PetroChem Initiative Scholarships at the ExxonMobil Main Office Building in Baytown, Texas on August 3, 2017. The students and their guests were taken on a private tour of the ExxonMobil Refinery followed by the Awards Program and a Recognition Luncheon. The four students receiving scholarship awards were (left to right) : Keylan Mosley, 2nd semester Welding Technology, Patrick Lantz, 2nd semester HVAC Technology student, Victor Gomez and Isaac Jara, both 2nd semester Welding Technology students.