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DMC’s Rebuild Texas carpentry program holds first 'Vikings in Construction' job fair

Article by: Michael Bratten

More than 100 current students and graduates from the DMC Rebuild Texas Carpentry Skills Training Program, resumes in hand, visited with area employers at the "Vikings in Construction" job fair Dec. 11 at the College's Center for Economic Development. Many attendees received on-the-spot job interviews.

It was the first job fair offered by the program. DMC launched the Rebuild Texas Carpentry Skills Training Program last spring to help rebuilding efforts in communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey and to meet the demand for skilled workers in the construction industry. The free, 10-week program is available to anyone age 18 or older. Students gain marketable carpentry skills and, upon completion, receive Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification. Other courses include:

  • Intro to Blueprint Reading
  • Construction Tools & Techniques
  • Framing & General Construction

The current session of the program, consisting of about 70 students in three cohorts, concludes on Dec. 17. Registration is open for the next session, which runs from Jan. 6 to March 17 at DMC’s West Campus and locations in Rockport and Sinton. To register, call 361-698-2122. Spaces are limited.

For more information, go to https://www.delmar.edu/continuing-education/carpentry_training_program.html.

The DMC Rebuild Texas Carpentry Skills Training Program is made possible by an $879,000 grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund, a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation. According to the organization’s website, the Rebuild Texas Fund was launched to raise and deploy $100 million to communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey, including those in Aransas, San Patricio, Refugio and Nueces counties.

A variety of carpentry tools were awarded as door prizes at the job fair. The event was sponsored by RK Webb, LLC, Best Structural Fabricators, Inc. and ARC Document Solutions.


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