Construction Gas Operator Info Session
Information Session for GI Bill Eligible Military Veterans
Westchester Community College is offering 12-day GI Bill eligible program to prepare military veterans for positions in the natural gas industry. WCC has been collaborating with Con Edison on the design of this program to ensure it meets industry standards. The college is also working with its Veterans Resource Office, which is affiliated with the Student Veterans of America, SVA. An information session describing the program and the participation requirements will be held on June 17.
Date: June 17
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Be prepared to be there for the full session)
Location: 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla NY
Building: Gateway Building, Room 110
Register by sending an email with your name, phone number and e-mail address by June 12 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Please put “CGO Information Session Registration” in the subject line.
The program will start on July 31 and conclude with a job fair on August 20.
The Division of Workforce Development and Community Education is committed to providing work-related career training programs to members of our community. Military Veterans are an important part of this group. The college is devoted to assisting veterans reach their personal, professional and academic goals from admission to graduation, and beyond. The Construction Gas Operator Training Program for veterans is one of these programs.
The Construction Gas Operators program is a twelve-day program to prepare veteran participants for work in the gas utility industry. They will leave the program both with industry-relevant credentials for this type of work from the Northeast Gas Association (NGA) and the job readiness skills important for successful employment. The topics include:
- Job Readiness Training – Workplace competencies including teamwork skills; resume writing and job interviewing skills.
- Classroom Training and Hands-On Instruction for NGA Occupational Qualifications.
- Installing and Replacing an Anode and Corrosion Test Station on a Pipeline
- Leak Classifications; Performing pressure test on a pipeline
- Abandonment of Facilities; Inspecting, Lubricating, Repairing and Operating distribution Valves
- Joining and Inspecting Plastic Pipe, Mechanical Bolt On, Tapping Using Plastic Self Tapping Tees Only, Mechanical Compression, Mechanical Nut Follower
- Properties of Natural Gas and Abnormal Operating Conditions; Excavation & Backfill
- Safety Training – CPR and AED Training, OSHA 10 Training
The program will conclude with a Job Fair attended by employers in the gas utility industry.
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