The first eight Navasota students to complete Blinn College’s first Industrial Bootcamp have received their diplomas. And Blinn’s Director of Technical and Computer Programs was beaming as widely as the parents.
The program came about, David Yeager explains, out of industrial park employers’ need for higher quality, entry-level candidates. He says the program was designed to give a fairly quick turnaround, while improving the skills industry identified as lacking.
Additionally, Yeager tells Navasota News employers also need workers who are credentialed. He said the program provides graduates with an OSHA-10 General Industry Certification and nationally-recognized CPR and First Aid Certification, so when they apply for work, they already have it.
Yeager says the next five-week boot camp will begin sometime late in April for students 18 years or older who have a high school diploma or are working on their GED. And Blinn is planning other types of Bootcamps, as well.
For details, visit blinn.edu/workforce, or call Yeager at 979-830-4454.