Some industries are in the midst of a worker shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for skilled workers grows. Wor-Wic Community College, Quality Staffing Services and other local partners are offering several grant funded programs.
NOTE: You may apply for these courses online HOWEVER, you will still have to come to the Salisbury office at 1237 N. Salisbury Blvd to complete the application, show ID and take Production Skills Test!
General Unmanned Aircraft Systems Specialist Training Program
The growth rate for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry will create new opportunities for training and career advancement. There is a critical shortage of skilled workers to support this growing industry not only on Delmarva, but all across the United States.
Through a partnership with Sentinel Robotic Solutions, UAV Solutions, Quality Staffing Services, and the Lower Shore Workforce Alliance, Wor-Wic Community College is offering an unmanned vehicle training course funded by a Maryland EARN grant.
Next course begins JUNE 2018
Welding Training Program
Introduction to Arc Welding is a
Class is 13 weeks/ 455 Hour course designed to provide the entry level welder with the skills necessary to secure employment in the welding industry.
Through a partnership with Arcon Welding Services and Quality Staffing Services, Wor-Wic Community College is offering a Maryland Energy Administration funded program.
To Be Eligible for Consideration, Candidate MUST:
- Be age 17 or older
- Have a High School Diploma or GED
- Be able to pass a pre-employment “5-panel” drug screen
- Display hand-arm steadiness
- Display strong near-vision to see details at close range
- Possess good depth perception and manual dexterity
- Be able to stand, stoop, bend, reach, push, pull, sit, kneel, work on the ground and work overhead
- Work in confined spaces
- Be able to work in extremely hot dusty and noisy environments
- Be able to work inside with fumes or outside in direct sunlight
- Be able to lift a least 50 lbs. unassisted
- Be able to adjust controls with precision
- Be able to possess excellent math skills
- Be able to recognize and solve problems
- Be able to work well with others and accept positive, constructive criticism that aids in growth
- Be able to supply and wear safety equipment ( e.g. welding helmet, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, steel toe boots, Jacket ( 100% wool, leather or cotton or hybrid of these materials) and 100% cotton long sleeve shirt- ext. cost $250) for up to 7 hours per day.
- Maryland resident (Lower Shore preferred)
- Be job ready
- Have reliable transportation
- Be able to support themselves for the duration of the training
Next Training Classes start:
Start: Jan. 28th,2019
Graduation: April 26th, 2019
Selection Process : April 23rd, 2019
Start: May 13th, 2019
Graduation: August 13th, 2019
Carpentry Training Program
Basic Construction Techniques is designed to prepare students with the basic skills required to enter the construction industry.
Experience “hands-on” instruction on proper and safe use of hand and power tools. Focus on basic safety standards for construction. Review basic math & measurement as they relate to construction (mathematical functions, decimal-fraction conversion and basic geometry), reading a tape measure and print reading. Review drawing plans to determine materials and fasteners needed.
New Carpentry Training Course start Fall 2019
Metal Fabrication Training… Free!
To Be Eligible For Consideration, Candidates Must:
Be age 17 or older
Have a High School Diploma or GED
Be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
Display hand-arm steadiness
Display strong near-vision to see details at close range
Possess good depth perception and manual dexterity
Be able to work in extremely hot/cold, dusty & noisy environments
Be able to lift at least 50 lbs. unassisted
Be able to stand for long periods of time
Be able to adjust controls with precision
Be able to recognize and solve problems
Be able to work well with others and accept positive, constructive criticism that aids in growth
Be able to supply and wear safety equipment (e.g. welding helmet, safety glasses, gloves, steel toe boots and 100% cotton long sleeve shirts) for up to 3.5 hours per day at a total cost around $250 (Gear List will be provided)
Maryland resident (Lower Shore preferred)
Be job ready
Have reliable transportation
Be able to support themselves for the duration of the training
Metal fabricators are in demand!
Metal fabricator training is ongoing through a partnership of Wor-Wic Community College, Arcon Welding Services, Crystal Steel, Quality Staffing Services and the Lower Shore Workforce Alliance. This training is free thanks to a Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation EARN Maryland grant.
For more information about the course, please contact Wor-Wic at (410) 334-2815, visit www.worwic.edu or email Dr. Rhonda Banks at [email protected]. For the course schedule and to be considered for the training, contact Quality Staffing Services at (410) 742-2600 or visit easternshorejobs.com and apply for Metal Fabrication Training.
The new Basic Metal Fabrication course will provide 250 hours of half day (8:30 am-12:00 pm) instruction and practice Monday through Friday over 14 consecutive weeks. Graduates of the training will be job and career ready and have entry level metal fabricator skills that are necessary to secure employment in the metal fabrication industry.
Students will progress from basic blue print reading and industry math to fundamental A.I.S.C. fitting practices for a variety of metal shapes. This course includes safety for fabricators and an introduction to hand and power tools. Students will develop knowledge for working safely within the industry standards, and recognize and avoid potential hazards.
Students will safely work with oxy-fuel and hand-held plasma cutters for cutting steel and incorporate thermal cutting processes. Through instruction and practice, students will be able to use basic lay-out and measuring tools effectively to prepare main members for cutting and fit-up.
Metal fabrication students will be able to identify and demonstrate understanding of the basic AWS welding symbols and various electrodes and their applications. Tack welding and tack welding techniques and procedures will be discussed, modeled and practiced.
Students will be introduced to industry structures and processes and discover requirements to qualify as a metal fabricator. Metal fabrication training includes 50% classroom and 50% shop time. Passing written and hands-on skills exams are necessary to graduate.