Take Your Next Step Now: 9 No-Cost Training Programs to Start Your New Career

By on June 16, 2016
No-Cost Training Programs to Start Your New Career

Start your new career path today with the many accelerated no-cost career training options available through St. Louis Community College. Take flight with avionics (aviation electronics) or Boeing pre-employment training. Make the world a better place as an environmental remediation technician. Enter the healthcare field as a Patient Care Technician, Community Health Worker, or Medical Assistant. If you prefer the open road, train locally to earn your Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A). Or launch your career in logistics as a Logistics, Warehouse & Distribution Specialist. The best part of all, these training options are offered for a limited time at no cost to qualified students. So explore these in-demand career options and apply now!

Avionics (Aviation Electronics) Training

Train for your career in aviation electronics. Avionics involves the assembly, installation and maintenance of electronic systems on all types of aircraft, artificial satellites, and spacecraft. Avionics is an accelerated 9-week, practical, hands-on, non-credit course. The program is offered at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley Campus. Participants must be available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the nine weeks of this program. Class starts October 3, 2016.

Boeing Pre-Employment Composites Mechanic Training

This 208-hour program prepares individuals for entry-level employment as a composites mechanic in the aerospace industry. Students who successfully complete the training program will have an opportunity to interview with Boeing.

All interested applicants must meet the eligibility requirements including the required scores on specific WorkKeys assessment tests. Due to the high demand, individual inquires or calls will not be returned. The first step for any interested applicants is to email or fax a resume to Boeingtraining@stlcc.edu or 314-513-4604. Updated program information may also be heard on the program’s hotline at 314-539-5921. The program is offered at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley Campus. We are now accepting resumes for July 25 and Oct. 10, 2016 classes.

Read more about the class starting July 25, 2016.

Boeing Pre-Employment Assembly Mechanic Training

This ten-week, 408-hour program prepares individuals for entry-level employment as an assembly mechanic in the aerospace field. Students who successfully complete the training program will have an opportunity to interview with Boeing.

All interested applicants must meet the eligibility requirements including the required scores on specific WorkKeys assessment tests. Due to the high demand, individual inquires or calls will not be returned. The first step for any interested applicants is to email or fax a resume to Boeingtraining@stlcc.edu or 314-513-4604. Updated program information may also be heard on the program’s hotline at 314-539-5921. The program is offered at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley Campus. We are now accepting resumes for August 1 and Sept. 6, 2016 classes.

Environmental Job Training

This six-week program helps residents take advantage of the jobs created by the assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of environmentally impacted properties and structures in the St. Louis Metro region, as well as other environmental remediation sites.

The program provides you the opportunity to obtain Missouri and Illinois Licenses for Lead Abatement Worker and Asbestos Abatement Worker. You will also receive Nationally Recognized Certifications, including OSHA 10 Hour Safety and Health for the Construction Industry, 40 Hour HAZWOPER (Hazardous Materials Handling), First Aid and CPR, and Lead Renovator, Repair and Painting. You must be able to attend class Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Class starts July 11, 2016.

For more information, or to apply, contact Rene Dulle at 314-539-5296. Read more about the class starting July 11, 2016.

Patient Care Technician Training

Patient Care Technicians provide patient-focused services in a hospital setting. This non-credit training program requires a full-time commitment of eight weeks from the participants. It combines five weeks of intensive classroom instruction with three weeks of clinical practice. The hours for classroom instruction are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clinical instruction, held in St. Louis-area hospitals, is held three days a week from 6:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Class starts Sept. 19, 2016.

Medical Assistant Training

Train to perform administrative and basic clinical tasks in a clinical setting. Take advantage of this training opportunity and prepare to earn your Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification. The Medical Assistant non-credit training program combines 20 weeks of intensive classroom with clinical instruction. Classes and the clinical experiences are held Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Class starts October 2016.

Community Health Worker Training

Learn to conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations as a Community Health Worker. Prepare to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain and improve individual and community health. The Community Health Worker non-credit training program combines classroom instruction with service learning in the community. The program includes 108 classroom hours and 60 service learning hours. Classroom instruction will take place at the William J. Harrison Education Center located at 3140 Cass Avenue. Students must be available during daytime hours on Mondays and Wednesdays for the classroom instruction and at other times as needed to complete service learning hours. Class starts September 2016.

CDL-A Commercial Truck Driver Training

The Truck Driving program is a five-week program which prepares the graduate to enter the commercial driving industry as an over-the-road truck driver. Students will rotate through a combination of classroom, driving simulator time, and 45 hours of driving. The course covers such areas as safety, DOT rules and regulations, proper shifting techniques, pre-trip inspections, map reading, log books, handling of paperwork, cargo handling, highway driving, night driving, and metro driving. Next classes start August 1 and Sept. 6, 2016.

Logistics, Warehouse & Distribution Specialist Training

Prepare for front-line material handling and distribution positions across the supply chain — factory, warehousing, distribution, and transportation. This 5-week non-credit program combines instructor-led training, learning by doing and observing at local warehouses and distribution centers, development of critical interpersonal skills, and essential computer and problem-solving skills required in a logistics career. Class starts in the Fall 2016.

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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