The School of Workforce Development at Hocking College is pleased to offer Ready-to-Work programming and Pre-Apprenticeship Training at the Fairfield County Workforce Center. Students who participate in Ready-to-Work courses or Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs gain the skills necessary to apply for entry-level positions in their respective fields.

We understand that one of the most challenging issues gripping our region today is a shortage of skilled labor.  All workforce training curriculum is strategically designed to address regional workforce needs, support industry talent pipelines and provide affordable and relevant coursework aligned to serve Ohio’s in-demand careers.

We’re committed to increasing access to Ohio’s in-demand jobs by engaging manufacturers and partner organizations.  Whether you’re a prospective student interested in gaining skills or a business interested in upskilling your staff, we’re here to assist you in reaching your goals.  

For more information about customized corporate training, Ohio’s TechCred Program, industry partnerships or professional development, contact:

Amanda Lemke
Director of Workforce Innovation
740-753-6157
lemkea@hocking.edu

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Summer Ready-To-Work Programs at the Fairfield County Workforce Center

Ready-to-Work Phlebotomy

Course Fee: $2324

(June 27-August 5) Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons Noon to 4pm

Complete this introductory Phlebotomy course in just 6 weeks! This non-credit course provides an introduction to the Medical Laboratory Profession (MLT), safety in the lab, OSHA, universal precautions, lab equipment, quality control, maintenance, and phlebotomy. Basic blood collection techniques by venipuncture and capillary sticks will be covered and practiced in the laboratory under supervision. Students who complete this course may earn the following industry-recognized credential: Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) through National HealthCareer Association (NHA).  

 

Ready-to-Work HVAC

Course Fee: $1700

(June 13- August 5) Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Evenings 5pm to 9pm

Earn your NATE Ready-to-Work Certificate in less than 8 weeks! The NATE Ready-to-Work Program is a non-credit course designed to cultivate new technicians into the industry with the essential skills needed to start a career in HVAC. Topics include: Employability Skills, HVACR Applied Math, Building Systems, Basic Hand and Power Tools, Intro to HVAC Systems, and OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety. NATE Ready-to-Work Exam is included.  

 

Ready-to-Work CDL Class B

Course Fee: $2500

(Session 1: July 11-July 19; Session 2: July 25-August 2) Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm

Earn your Class B Commercial Driver License in less than two weeks! A Class B CDL lets you drive a single vehicle weighing 26,001 pounds or more without a trailer. It also allows you to operate any vehicle towing a trailer that weighs less than 10,000 pounds. The following are some of the types of vehicles that may be driven with a Class B: straight trucks, buses, box trucks (including delivery trucks and furniture trucks), and qualifying dump trucks. Note: this list is not exhaustive and additional endorsements may be required for some vehicles.  

 

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PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS

Carpentry

The Ready-to-Work Carpentry curriculum focuses on the in-demand skills needed in the workforce.  Students begin with OSHA-30 (CM-1100) training, followed by Basic Framing (CMCP-1100).  Concrete and Rigging (CMCP-2300) completes this three-course Ready-to-Work package.  

Students who successfully complete Ready-to-Work Carpentry courses may earn three industry-recognized credentials.  Additionally, Hocking College’s partnership with the Ohio Carpenter’s Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund offers students the opportunity to earn advanced apprenticeship credit.  Students may continue relevant coursework to pursue an Associate of Technical Study in Construction Management: Carpentry.

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Electrical

The Ready-to-Work Electrical program responds to the growing need for individuals trained in commercial and residential electricity management and skilled craftwork. Students begin with OSHA-30 (CM-1100) training, followed by Electrical Trades (CML-1100).  Commercial Wiring Applications (CMEL-2300) completes this three-course Ready-to-Work package.  

Students who successfully complete Ready-to-Work Electrical courses gain the skills necessary to apply for entry-level positions in the electrical field.  Students may continue relevant coursework to pursue an Associate of Technical Study in Construction Management: Commercial & Residential Electricity.

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HVAC

The Ready-to-Work HVAC program prepares students for entry-level work in the heating, ventilation and cooling industry.  Students begin with OSHA-30 (CM-1100) training, followed by Basic HVAC (CMHV-1100).  Supervision and Leadership (SUPR-2235) completes this three-course Ready-to-Work package.  

Students who successfully complete Ready-to-Work HVAC courses may earn their NCCER Level 1 Certification while gaining the skills necessary to apply for entry-level positions in HVAC.  Students may continue relevant coursework to pursue an Associate of Technical Study in Construction Management: HVAC.

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Water & Wastewater Management

The Water and Wastewater Management Ready-to-Work Program prepares students to become Water and Wastewater Operators (if already employed as an operator, the program can provide continuing education). This course package includes but is not limited to the following topics: Health & Safety, Laws & Regulations, Sampling & Analysis, Operator Math & Chemistry, and Microorganisms.

Students who successfully complete Ready-to-Work Water and Wastewater Management courses will gain the skills necessary to apply for entry-level positions in a Water or Wastewater plant.  Students may continue relevant coursework to pursue an Associate of Technical Study in Water and Wastewater Management.

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