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Monday, June 30, 2014

ACC Starts Access Granted Program

Alvin Community College is now working with local industry and the Workforce Solutions to create the Access Granted program, which provides free job training for those interested in the pipefitting and welding fields.

Workers interested in joining the oil and gas field can apply for a spot in the program by contacting the Workforce Solutions offices.

There is an ever-increasing need for new welders as the industry is seeing a rapid pace of retirements. The average age of a welder now is 55 years. U.S. Labor Department projections show the number of welding jobs will increase by 15 percent over the next 10 years.

The Pipefitting program will take five weeks to complete while the Welding program will take 14 weeks to finish.

There are 82 slots open in Pipefitting and eight available for Welding.

Classes will begin on July 7.

For more information about the programs, call assistant grant coordinator Tricia Park at 281-756-5714.

Campus Events Calendar

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5/27/2015

May 27, 2015

Alvin Community College GED and Continuing Education and Workforce Development programs will have their graduation ceremony on May 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the ACC Gym. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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6/4/2015

June 4, 2015

Classes for the 11-week and first 5-week summer mini semester will begin on June 4. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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6/11/2015

June 11, 2015

The local band LC Roots will perform the first concert for the Alvin Live Summer Concert Series on June 11 at the K-219 studio. Tickets are $40 or $250 for a table of four. Doors for all concerts will open at 7 p.m. Appetizers and adult beverages will be provided. To purchase tickets over the phone, call 281-756-3600. To purchase tickets online, visit www.alvincollege.edu/AlvinLive.
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6/13/2015

June 13, 2015

Those interested in learning about the AutoCAD drafting software can attend a free seminar on June 13 at the N-Building, Room 208. The class is hosted by the Industrial Design Department. For more information call 281-756-3784.
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6/16/2015 - 7/8/2015

June 16-July 8, 2015

Registration for the second, 5-week summer minisemester will begin on June 16 and close on July 8. Classes will begin on July 13. For more information call 281-756-3500 or visit www.alvincollege.edu/registration.
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6/17/2015 - 6/18/2015

June 17-18, 2015

A two-day summer clay workshop will be held for children and parents on June 17-18 at Building J. Classes will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up online at the ACC Markeplace under 'Quicklinks' at www.alvincollege.edu.
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6/22/2015 - 6/25/2015

June 22-25

The Summer Children's Theatre Festival will kick off with performances of Snow White on June 22 and will continue through June 25. All performances are at 10 a.m. There will be a 7:30 p.m. performance on June 25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.alvincollege.edu/Drama/TheatreSeason or call 281-756-3606.
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6/25/2015

June 25, 2015

The ACC Board of Regents will have their monthly meeting on June 25 at 6 p.m. in the Nolan Ryan Center. For more information call 281-756-3500.
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6/27/2015

June 27, 2015

There will be a free summer workshop for those interested in learning about the CNC field. Workshop will begin at 10 a.m. at D Building, Room 117. For more information call 281-756-3670.
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