Electrical workers and carpenters will soon have the opportunity to earn associate degrees from St. Louis Community College as a result of agreements to be signed between STLCC and the St. Louis Area and Vicinity Electricians Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) and the STL-KC Carpenters Regional Council.
The college will offer the Associate of Applied Science degree in Skilled Trades Industrial Occupations Technology Apprenticeship program, or Skilled Trades AAS program. Designed specifically for these organizations, the STLCC Skilled Trades AAS program is a joint effort to recognize apprenticeship training as postsecondary education to prepare the current and future workforce.
An associate degree will be awarded to a journey-worker who successfully completes the approved U.S. Department of Labor apprentice program and 15 credit hours of general education courses at STLCC.
“The goal of these educational partnerships is to improve the skills and education of workers in the electrical and carpenters workforce,” said Steve Long, STLCC’s associate vice chancellor for Workforce Solutions. “This will equip them with the knowledge, skills and certifications they need to seek employment and promotion in the construction industry, and allow them to advance and/or pursue further postsecondary educational opportunities.”
STLCC will offer classroom- or web-based courses for the convenience of the students. Participants will pay the in-district tuition rate per credit hour for any course offered as part of the college’s general education curriculum. STLCC also will provide information on how to apply for financial aid, student loans or grants.
For more information, contact Long at 314-539-5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from both STLCC and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will officially sign an agreement at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the IBEW Local 1 Office, 5850 Elizabeth Ave.
STLCC officials and representatives from the STL-KC Carpenters Regional Council will sign an agreement at 3 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the Nelson-Mulligan Carpenters Training Center, 8300 Valcour St.