Train for a career in construction and earn national certification through Bossier Parish Community College’s new multi-craft construction training program.

BPCC’s Division of Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics announces the establishment of a multi-craft construction craft training program for traditional college students OR for individuals interested in national certifications only. Students will be able to earn national certification as Construction Technologists in only nine months of training.

An informational meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 5, 2012 on BPCC’s campus (Building E, Room 145), 6220 E. Texas Street, Bossier City. This informational meeting will give attendees more information on the program as well as allow them to meet instructors. All attendees who attend the program will receive an NCCER hard hat to symbolize NCCER’s commitment to a safe workplace.

The nation’s leading provider of craft training programs, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), developed craft training which is exactly suited to the needs and demands of construction businesses looking for a skilled labor force.

“NCCER was founded by 125 construction CEOs, along with educators, and construction associations to fill the need for standardized industry training. When a craft worker is NCCER-certified, the company who is looking to hire will know exactly what skills this worker brings to the job,” said Linda Sonnier with BPCC’s Construction Programs.

There are no pre-requisites for the BPCC courses, and any student with a desire to learn construction crafts in a hands-on environment is welcomed to register. Some scholarship funds are available.

For additional information, visit the website at www.bpcc.edu/construction or contact a Construction Advisor at construction@bpcc.edu. After January 2, interested students may call 318-678-6524.