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Get Tech Event Returns to Hill College


                   Anyone thinking about training for a technical career field can get some first-hand information at Hill College’s “Let’s Get Technical” event scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 6, at the college’s Snap-On training facility. The interactive open house will allow participants to see equipment in action, participate in demonstrations, and meet college instructors.

                  This fall’s open house follows the success of a similar event this summer. It will allow interested persons to get the information they need to start training for a career as early as January when the college’s spring semester begins.

                  “We want our community members to be aware of the fast, affordable training options that await them at their local community college,” said Hill College Career and Technical Dean Dr. Floretta Bush, who added that there has never been a better time to pursue a technical career field. “Nearly half of all jobs in Texas require technical skills which can be earned in two years or less at a community college,” she said.

                  Hill College departments represented at the event will include Automotive, Welding, Cosmetology, Computer Science, Business Management, Office Administration, Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, Phlebotomy, Massage Therapy and Fire Protection. In addition to program and career information, attendees will be able to meet with advisors to learn about applying to Hill College and for financial aid.

                  “Many of our students are pleasantly surprised to learn that they qualify for financial aid,” Bush said. “That aid can make the difference between pursuing their career dreams and settling for an unfulfilling job.”

                  Demonstrations and exhibits will include automotive scan tools, investigative finger printing, and medical scenarios such as shaken baby syndrome. Services will include free massages, blood pressure checks and mini-manicures. Tours of the Snap-On automotive facility and the college’s new welding facility are scheduled. The college’s fire truck and ambulance and Lincoln Electric’s mobile welding training truck will also be onsite.

            “This is a great opportunity to come out and meet our instructors, learn about our programs, see our facilities and equipment, and enjoy some refreshments,” Bush said. “We encourage high school students and their parents to attend, as well as folks who are looking to train or retrain for a skilled career.”

                  The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. The Snap-On training facility is located at 206 North Wilhite, Cleburne. For more information, contact Bush at 817-760-5903 or visit www.hillcollege.edu/gettech.