WAVELAND - Pearl River Community College will offer shipfitting at the Hancock Center in Waveland beginning May 20.
Applications, including the $250 course fee, are due by May 15 and students who are accepted will be notifed on Friday, May 17.
Tuition assistance is available through Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding through the state WIN Job Centers.
Training books will be provided but students must have their own protective equipment, including number 10 welding shield, welding gloves, welding hat, leather boots (steel-toed preferred) and safety glasses.
Prospective students must be 18 or older, U.S. citizens, drug-free with no criminal record, able to provide reliable transportation and have an interest in the shipbuilding/repair industry. Students must be screened for drugs at their own expense. The drug screen results will be required the first week of class.
Classes will meet from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 20 through July 23 at the Hancock Center, 454 Highway 90, Waveland. Instructor will be Raymond Jarrell.
Applications can be obtained by calling Gloria Wasmund at 601 403-1241, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Career Education Offic on Wildcat Drive in Poplarville.
Applications and fees must be submitted to Pearl River Community College, Career Education Building, 101 Highway 11 North, Poplarville MS 39470 by May 15.