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Hill College Event Offers Insight into Technical, ‘Middle Skills’ Jobs


An event being hosted by Hill College this week will introduce attendees to careers that exist in the “middle” of the jobs market.

Let’s Get Technical, an interactive open house showcasing the technical training programs at the community college, will take place Thursday evening at the college’s Snap-on Center, where the college’s nationally recognized automotive technology program is housed.

“The programs being featured at Let’s Get Technical represent some of the most in-demand jobs in the local, state and national level,” said Dr. Floretta Bush, dean of Hill College’s Career and Technical Education Division.

 Bush explained that many of these fields encompass “middle skills” jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree. By 2018, these jobs are expected to account for nearly half of all jobs in Texas, according to the National Skills Coalition.

Among Hill College’s programs that train for these fields are automotive technology, welding, nursing, fire science, office administration, cosmetology, child development and computer science. Each of these programs will be represented at Let’s Get Technical. 

Let’s Get Technical will allow attendees to see these programs “up close and personal,” said Bush. Among the slated activities are virtual welding, health screenings, chair massages and laser firearms simulation.

The free event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free hot dogs will be served and goodie bags will be given out to the first 100 attendees. The Snap-on Center is located at 206 N. Wilhite.

For more information, call 817.760.5921.