UPDATE: December 3, 2018 - The Fix It program will begin January 14, 2019! Sign up today! Those who are interested in participating in this program must apply before the program begins. Applicants will be required to visit the Bishop State Southwest Campus for an initial interview where they will fill out an application and be given additional information about the program. Applicants will need to bring a photo ID with them and may be asked to provide additional information. Contact the Workforce Development department at (251)405-7082 or workforce@bishop.edu to sign up today! PREVIOUS STORY: Bishop State Community College is working to be Mobile County’s premier supplier of high-quality employees who are qualified and possess the skills needed to be employed in today's workforce. To support that effort, Bishop State will launch its new Fix It program on January 14, 2019. The program is designed to prepare income-eligible out-of-school youths between the ages of 17-24 to enter the highly competitive construction industry as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, and painters. Participants can also choose a track to learn about the auto body repair industry. Bishop State will train qualified candidates over a 10 to 25-week period which will result in certification in their chosen field of study. After completing an initial workforce readiness course and passing a drug screen, successful candidates will be awarded $300 to buy tools for their selected course of study. Once a participant is training in his or her field of study, they will also be paid a stipend of $20 a day while completing more focused study and on-the-job training with potential employers. A limited number of seats are available for the Fix It program. Candidates are encouraged to apply today. The Fix It program is a collaboration of Bishop State Community College, South West Alabama Partnership for Training and Education (formerly Mobile Works), and the U.S. Department of Labor. Interested candidates can find more information on the Fix It Program by contacting the office of Workforce Development at (251)405-7082 or workforce@bishop.edu. Check out the Fix It program brochure here.
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