Ready-to-Work Programs (Summer) and Pre-Apprenticeships (During School Year)

2022 Summer Programs: Ready-to-Work HVAC | Phlebotomy | Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL)

Autumn 2022 Pre-Apprenticeship Training: Carpentry | Electrical | HVAC | Water & Wastewater Management


The School of Workforce Development at Hocking College is pleased to offer Ready-to-Work programming and Pre-Apprenticeship Training at the Fairfield County Workforce Center.  Students who participate in Ready-to-Work courses or Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs gain the skills necessary to apply for entry-level positions in their respective fields.

Summer 2022 Ready-to-Work Programs

(June 13- August 5) Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Evenings 5pm to 9pmReady-to-Work HVAC

Earn your NATE Ready-to-Work Certificate in less than 8 weeks! The NATE Ready-to-Work Program is a non-credit course designed to cultivate new technicians into the industry with the essential skills needed to start a career in HVAC. Topics include: Employability Skills, HVACR Applied Math, Building Systems, Basic Hand and Power Tools, Intro to HVAC Systems, and OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety. NATE Ready-to-Work Exam is included.

(June 27-August 5) Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons Noon to 4pmReady-to-Work Phlebotomy

Complete this introductory Phlebotomy course in just 6 weeks! This non-credit course provides an introduction to the Medical Laboratory Profession (MLT), safety in the lab, OSHA, universal precautions, lab equipment, quality control, maintenance, and phlebotomy. Basic blood collection techniques by venipuncture and capillary sticks will be covered and practiced in the laboratory under supervision. Students who complete this course may earn the following industry-recognized credential: Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) through National Health Career Association (NHA).

(Session 1: July 11-July 19, Session 2: July 25-August 2) Monday through Friday 8am to 5pmReady-to-Work CDL Class B

Earn your Class B Commercial Driver License in less than two weeks! A Class B CDL lets you drive a single vehicle weighing 26,001 pounds or more without a trailer. It also allows you to operate any vehicle towing a trailer that weighs less than 10,000 pounds. The following are some of the types of vehicles that may be driven with a Class B: straight trucks, buses, box trucks (including delivery trucks and furniture trucks), and qualifying dump trucks. Note: this list is not exhaustive and additional endorsements may be required for some vehicles

Requirements to Participate:

  • Ready-to-Work Participants must be at least 18 years old and have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Participants must be at least 16 years old to participate
  • All pre-apprenticeship participants will be asked to create a profile on (technical assistance is available)
  • For completion of any on-the-job training (if applicable), participants must have reliable transportation
  • *Participating employers may require drug testing
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