Surplus of skills – Education in Beaumont
Courses Prepare Students For Far-Reaching Success
Coming together to propel the economy forward for years to come, the Beaumont Independent School District and Lamar Institute of Technology, along with other stakeholders, prepare students for the workforce.
The district’s career and technical education courses provide students with academic and technical skills they will need to excel after high school graduation. By participating in CTE classes, students can graduate with industry certifications, licenses, postsecondary certificates and degrees.
Devoted to helping students pursue careers that fulfill students’ abilities and interests, the district ensures that pupils can take advantage of any opportunities afforded to them. Likewise, students have the opportunity to take advanced placement courses, dual credit classes and explore careers before they graduate.
Moreover, the new Beaumont Independent STEM Center serves elementary and middle school students. Through the center, students can learn robotics, coding, 3-D printing, drones and forensic science, among others.
Lamar Institute of Technology’s Office of Workforce Training and Continuing Education boasts several educational and training opportunities. Through them, individuals can select from a broad range of courses — from special interest to workplace skills. The workforce education programs benefit individuals by providing additional training that will boost their skills, thereby increasing their value to Southeast Texas area businesses. Programs benefit current employees and employers by providing training on specific objectives — some with safety in mind and the opportunity to minimize injuries and damages from lawsuits. Classes are taught on campus or can be taught onsite at a company’s location.
The department also offers classes and programs in five categories to meet the community’s needs including workforce training programs, community education, corporate training, online and truck driving academy.
The continuing education office offers both in-person and online training programs. Depending on the subject, classes are offered from an eight-hour day to about six months long. For added convenience, classes are scheduled in the evening with some on weekends. Popular one-day certification training courses include forklift, aerial lift and HeartSaver First Aid CPR. Most of these classes are offered at no charge to the student, thanks to funding through an educational grant provided by Texas Mutual Insurance Company for safety training. Other popular in-person programs that are longer than a day, include truck driving, clinical medical assistant program, phlebotomy technician, dental assisting, AutoCAD drafting and welding.
By helping to enhance the employability of students and increase performance and career satisfaction, businesses in greater Beaumont will continue to soar. Better yet, training is offered on campus, off campus and through distance learning and continuing education units.
For more information on these classes, visit https://workforce.lit.edu/search.cfm or call (409) 880-8114.