Laney College’s Career Advancement Academy (CAA) is looking for veterans to enter their career training programs. CAA offers extra support to students such as free textbooks, a cohort studying model and on-site coordinator and counselor. This training is one of the first to use the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).
Students can get their training for a fraction of the cost of private institutions. Also low income California residents can get fee waivers and financial aid if they qualify.
The following job training programs are looking for more candidates:
• Industrial Maintenance: a 9 month maintenance machinist program
• Cabinetmaking: an award winning, 9 month bilingual Spanish/English evening cabinet making program (English only speakers welcome also)
• Green Jobs: a one semester solar installation, design and sales program in the fall and also a one semester energy efficiency course in the spring
Do you like to work with your hands and solve problems? The Industrial Maintenance certificate at Laney College is a 9-month program training students to be entry-level maintenance machinists. The program begins August 13, 2012.
Entry-level salaries average $32,000/year with a potential of $50,000/year after 3-5 years of experience. Currently, there is high demand for skilled machinists across the country. Companies such as EBMUD, Dow and Shell Oil are just some of the companies looking to hire.
Program flyer: Laney College.Industrial Maintenance Program.v0621
More details at the program website: http://www.laney.edu/wp/industrialmaintenance/
The cabinet making program will be having it’s open houses on Sunday August 12th and 19th from 10am until 2pm at Laney College in building G room 150. Successful students are referred to apprenticeships in local shops. Beginning hourly pay is around $15 an hour with a potential to increase to $25 or more per year with experience and further training.
The green jobs programs train students to design, install or sell solar panels and to perform energy audits. It is not part of the CAA program, but offers similar benefits and also includes professional development and job assistance. Salaries start at $15 per hour after one semester and can increase to $20+ per hour with more experience and training.
If you are an interested student, or a counselor, teacher, or parent who wants to learn more, please attend one of the open house sessions. There are limited slots in the program, and priority will be given to those who attend.
July 10th (Tuesday) 6 – 8 pm
August 2nd (Wednesday) 3 – 5 pm
For updates, and to express your interest in learning more about the program – Sign Up: http://goo.gl/s8BLf.
For a list of all of our Career and Technical Education courses go to this website: http://www.laney.edu/wp/cte/
Contact us if you would like to sign up for Swords’ Employment and Training Programs: