Adult Basic Education Program (HiSet)Offers academic skills enhancement and HiSET preparation. Classes are taught by staff of St. Louis Public Schools. Must be 18 years of age or older.
American Job Center/ Next Generation Career Center (NGCC)-- Satellite Office
The Next Generation Career Center focuses on providing customers with an integrated approach to identifying and securing employment. Job seekers are able to receive employment services such as staff assisted and online job search, job searching tools, job coaching, labor market information, and supportive services. Job Skills Training is available for career transition into skilled-based training and/or post-secondary education, and career counseling. Services are available to customers ages 18 and above, unemployed and underemployed, dislocated/laid off workers, and veterans.
Bioscience Technology Program--SLCC/FWCA 12 weeks
Training and classroom experience in preparation for entry-level, career oriented employment in Life Sciences. Life Sciences includes an intro to biology, intermediate to advanced math, and computer skills. Preparation for employment as a lab technician and the opportunity for continued education.
Business Office Administrative Training (BOAT) -- 12 Weeks
This unique accelerated computer/soft skills training will help you master the skills you need to excel in today’s competitive workplace. The hands-on instruction in Microsoft Office Suites, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook prepares career-seekers for entry-level administrative and management positions. Individuals learn essential workplace skills and how to handle people more professionally and keep pace with fast-changing workplace conditions. It also prepares career-seekers to earn employer recognized certificates including the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) offered by ACT, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certifications and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) both offered by Microsoft. Successful completion earns you 8 credit hours towards completion of a Certificate of Specialization in Microcomputer Applications, or count toward completion of a degree at STLCC.**Pending start date
Carpentry/Building Maintenance (CRP)--MTA 8 weeksThis course will teach participants hand and stationary power tool safety, proper handling and disposal of waste materials, installation of early detection devices and how to deal with mold and mildew issues. Students will focus on the essentials of residential framing including interior and exterior doors, new and replacement windows, and various types of insulation. Students will also learn residential plumbing and electrical essentials covering faucet, shower head, and toilet installation and repair as well as the proper installation of switches, outlets and lighting fixtures. Miscellaneous residential repairs and energy conversation will also be discussed. All students are enrolled in Ranken Technical College.
Program is offered as a Certificate of Specialization, Certificate of Proficiency or an AAS Degree. Training includes diesel engine operation and repair, electronic system, drivetrains, fuel systems, preventative maintenance inspection, welding, heating, ventilation and air conditioning service and parts management. Preparation for employment as a medium to heavy truck repair technician. Program is administered and classes are taught by St. Louis Community College Forest (SLCC) Park. To enroll in this program, you must enroll at SLCC – Forest Park. More information at WWW.STLCC.edu.
DOL Training to Work Adult Reintegration Program (T2W) -- FWCA/FSCProvides placement & retention services to ex-offenders referred from Fathers’ Support Center
Early Explorers Child Development Academy (EECDA)--FWCA
An 18,000 sq. ft. facility adjacent to the Wellston Metrolink that serves 120 children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. In addition to child care, the facility will also offer early childhood education and parenting classes. While following the developmentally appropriate practices outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Early Explores will follow the Creative Curriculum, which provides a hands-on approach to learning. EECDA is open Monday-Friday from 6 A.M. to 6 P.M. Family and Workforce Centers of America (FWCA) operates and manages the facility.
Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP)--FWCA/The PrivateBank 15 weeks
15-week program designed for entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business. Upon successful completion of the program, participants have the opportunity to apply for a $10k loan. Additionally, the participant is matched with a mentor for the first year of business.
Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Services Technician Program (HVAC)--MTA 8 WeeksThis course will teach students trade principles and the basics of refrigeration, including a description of what is taking place inside each of the main parts of a system. Students learn to read a temperature pressure chart, apply it to systems using different refrigerants and evaluate the system using their gauges. The course covers soldering and brazing of copper tubing. Also covered are basic electrical principles in a theory/shop format. Students begin with the nature of electricity and progress to electrical safety, electrical values, and generation of electricity, electrical circuits, electrical meters and wiring diagrams. Additionally, residential wiring and control circuits are covered. All students will be required to take the EPA 608 Universal Service Technician Test. All students are enrolled in Ranken Technical College.
Industrial Certification Program (ICP)-- MTA 4 WeeksThis course will provide students with the basic industry certifications required to work in today’s high growth job market. Training includes orientation to the high growth industries, workplace vocational math, and introduction to blueprint reading, precision measuring, pc fundamentals, osha-10 certification, and forklift certification.
Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Program (PTRF)-- FSC/ FWCA-6 WeeksProvides employment assessment and job preparation services to fathers referred by Fathers Support Center (FSC). Fathers are also enrolled in the Within My Reach Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education curriculum.
Pre-Employment Services-- FWCAFWCA can provide two – four weeks of work readiness which includes soft skills training, introduction to employer culture, cognitive skills development, behavior modifications, decision making, effective communications, interpersonal skills and leadership development, time management, appearance, etc.
Precision Machining Technology (CNC)--MTA 8 weeksThis course will provide students with all aspects of Computer Numerical Control Machining Industry. Students will be provided instructions for the CNC milling & lathe machines. Focuses will be on numerical control techniques in metal forming and machine processes, applications of computer numerically controlled machine tools, G and M code programming. The course includes theory and practice in lathe and milling machine computer numerical control program writing, setup, safe operation and manual programming of the CNC. All students are enrolled in Ranken Technical College.
ProjectXcel (Take control of your job future, FAST)--SLCC 10weeksThis professional training program designed specifically for young people aging out of foster care (17-21) to introduce them to meaningful careers with opportunities for advancement. Career-seekers will learn essential universal skills that build on a strong foundation in service excellence, including interpersonal and business communications, critical thinking, diversity and much more. It also prepares career-seekers to earn employment recognized certificates including the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) offered by ACT, the National Retail Federation’s National Professional Certification in Customer Service, and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3). Trained community career coaches follow participants in the first 6-12 months of employment to ensure they are on track. Taught by STLCC.