Workforce, jobs, training, skills. What we
do here: we provide soft skills...
we provide technical skills, and we also
provide basic skills.
On the soft skill side, we help them with job readiness,
which is... how to prepare themselves for an
interview, how to build a resume that is
professional, training program, or the
machine operator, we teach them how to
drive a forklift, and they get a
certification out of it.
They also work, here, in the machine shop.
Basic skill-measuring, just to make sure
that they're ready to work in
We also have a training
that is called Accounting Office
Specialist Training which helps
individuals to get ready to work in an
The way that our program works is that they get the
training, in manufacturing, for six weeks.
Before the six weeks, we have actual
job fairs, when we have companies coming
here and doing interviews on the spot,
and some get a job right away. My
relationship, here, with the college,
started a few months ago -- actively
recruiting new people, for our production.
We've hired about 10 people from here, so
far, and they've done really, really well, so
the fact that they have gone through
this program, here at the Garland Campus,
it teaches them a lot about safety and
awareness, which in manufacturing, is very
important, and really suddenly get an
understanding of what the expectations
are with regards to job skills.
about the program on social media --
Facebook. I wanted to do something that
was very local, to me, something close to
where I live... places that people really talk about,
and this is the college that everyone
I was so looking on Richland's main campus website, for
courses to take, and stumbled across this one, and said that I could do it
during this summer, and I was like -- let's go for it!
You know most degrees -- they
take about 2-4 years, so I was
looking for a good job, and good school
to go to...
and they've just recommended me Richland.
The teachers, you know, they're friendly, you know,
and they teach you. You build a
relationship with them.
It's much fun --
it's hands-on training. I was the only girl in
my class, but I was also the first one to
get hired in a full-time job. We are more
than an educational institution, we are
very involved in the community, not just
the Garland community. I mean, if you can drive
over here, we're willing to help you.