BLUEFIELD, VA (LOOTPRESS)– Southwest Virginia Community College recently added their welding training program to the Bluefield area.
The new training building is located in the Bluestone area. SWCC partnered with the Virginia Tobacco Regional Revitalization Commission and the Tazewell County Industrial Development Authority that provided the equipment and building space.
“Southwest Virginia Community College is dedicated to becoming a premier workforce training provider the Virginia Community College System and our region. This partnership and additional workforce training facility is yet another example of the steps we are taking to reach that goal,” said SWCC President Dr. Tommy Wright.
The certified training is provided through the American Welding Society. After classes, students can test with the AWS and receive an industry-recognized credential.
Randall Rose, Dean of Workforce and Continuing Education, is asking anyone with interest not to worry about the length of time it takes to complete the training program. Training and class time can take as long as seven weeks with the college’s Fast Forward program.
“We offer a fast-tracked welding training program to help students find jobs in that field as quickly as possible,” said Rose.
According to the college, student participation in SWCC’s programs increased rapidly due to their fast-track option in various classes and in-demand sectors.
SWCC hopes to start classes in the middle of August and continue them on a rolling basis depending on demand.
According to a press release, most students are supported through tuition assistance programs. Students that live in Virginia can also receive additional assistance through their G3 program or their new Virginia Ready program.
Anyone interested in the welding program or any other training program, contact 276-964-7244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.