Industrial Mechanics and Machining Technology programs now WIA eligible

by Lifelong Learning | Jan 28, 2014 <p> </p>

Lifelong Learning, the non-credit division of North Central Texas College, offers Industrial Mechanics and Machining Technology programs, which now qualify for tuition assistance from Workforce Solutions Texoma.

Workforce Solutions Texoma operates under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) which helps qualifying students pay for tuition, books, and travel for up to two years. Eligible individuals include employees who are laid off or trade affected, displaced homemakers, and income eligible adults and youth.

The Industrial Mechanics program is ideal for gaining skills and experience in troubleshooting and repair of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and pump systems. This program starts on Monday, Feb. 17 and runs through the summer semester, with a cost of $2,750.

The Machining Technology program teaches layout, blueprints, jig bore and grinder, precision measuring, CNC lathes, G codes, tool paths, and precision production. This program will start on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and run through June, with a cost of $1,999.

Workforce Solutions Texoma offers tuition assistance for several NCTC Lifelong Learning programs, aside from Industrial Mechanics and Machining Technology.

"Workforce Solutions Texoma is pleased to support these new programs that offer employment opportunities in fields in high demand in our area," said Janie Bates, Executive Director for Workforce Solutions Texoma . "NCTC is a key workforce partner in meeting the needs of employers and job seekers."

To contact the workforce you can call 940-665-1121. Their Gainesville office is located at 900 North Grand Avenue, Suite 103. You can also visit their website,

The NCTC Lifelong Learning lab for these courses is located at the Gainesville campus, CTC 2100. For more information, please visit our website at or contact Lifelong Learning at 940-668-4272.