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Hill College, City of Burleson Enter Training Agreement


             Hill College and the City of Burleson have entered into a training agreement that will bring more workforce-related training to city employees and residents of Burleson.

            Through the training agreement, fast-track classes are taught in areas ranging from computer technology to customer service. Some classes are held specifically for city employees while others are open to the community. The classes, which get underway in September, are taught at the Burleson City Service Center.

            The college is working with the city to acquire instructors for the city’s classes and will set up the classes in its class catalog, allowing participants to receive CEU’s (continuing education units) for class completion. The college will be allowed to offer classes for the community at the center as well.

            Previous to this agreement, the city had a Burleson University training program for its employees. It approached the college about leveraging resources and expanding offerings.

            “When the city contacted us about this idea earlier this year, we immediately wanted to be a part of it,” said Hill College Dean of Career, Technical and Workforce Education, Dr. Floretta Bush. “This educational partnership will allow the college to expand its offerings to the residents of Burleson and will also allow us to play a role in helping the city assure that its educational needs are met.”

            Coordinating this effort have been Burleson Development and Process Improvement Manager Jon Heinrich and Hill College Community and Workforce Education Executive Director Joel Vela. The two have been working on scheduling, course content, and instructor placement.

            “The City of Burleson is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Hill College to economically expand our work-related training to city employees while at the same time enhancing educational opportunities for residents,” said Burleson City Manager Dale Cheatham.

            Among the first classes taught for the city will be Effective Writing. Classes open to the public will initially cover MS Office software. Those classes each meet for one day at a cost of $56 each. Ten open enrollment classes are scheduled between mid-September and mid-December.

            For more information about classes open to the public, contact the Hill College Community and Workforce Education Department at (817) 760-5820 or cweinfo@hillcollege.edu.