Openings for tuition-free HR specialist certificate classes at Kilgore College

Openings for tuition-free HR specialist certificate classes at Kilgore College
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There are several openings for qualified displaced workers to join tuition-free HR Specialist Certificate classes with Kilgore College Workforce Development.
According to a press release, the classes are thanks to a $500,000 Texas Talent Connection (II) Grant the college received in July.
The classes will be beginning September 4 and the HR Specialist Certificate can be completed in eight weeks, the press release said.
The release said that the certificate helps job applicants become more competitive when applying for HR positions.
The press release said that displaced workers who apply and meet certain qualifications can also take tuition-free courses at Kilgore College in Transportation – Commercial Driving; Manufacturing - Advanced Welding; Electrical – Industrial and Residential.

Displaced workers within the 14-county Workforce Solutions East Texas Board area who are interested in skill upgrades and/or retraining in one of four industry areas are eligible to apply for acceptance.

According to the press release, counties included in the grant include Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties.

To qualify for the tuition-free courses, the release said individuals must be “displaced” in that they’ve been laid off because their employer closed a plant or division; moved or abolished their position; or simply had insufficient work for them; as well as some service members who leave the military.

“With so many displaced workers in the East Texas area needing workforce training, we are thrilled to receive this grant.  Displaced workers who meet the qualifications will have a tuition-free opportunity to obtain cutting-edge technology skills through these training courses.  These learned skills can potentially lead to exciting career opportunities that produce living-wage compensation,” said Martha Woodruff, director of KC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education.

The press release said space is limited so students are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible.

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