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New Professional Development Course Includes Job Interview Guarantee

Window installation

Burlington County College (BCC) is offering a new certificate program, Window Installation Technician, which includes a guaranteed job interview at Castle Windows in Mount Laurel upon successful completion of the course. Registration begins Monday, Dec. 15.

“It is truly rewarding to watch students complete a course and have direct opportunities in the workforce, which is what will happen with this partnership between Castle Windows and Burlington County College,” BCC Interim President Dr. David Spang said. “As the only higher education institution with roots in Burlington County, we are very committed to developing partnerships and training opportunities that will directly benefit our students and residents. BCC is here to help prepare them for good, well-paying jobs.”

The 30-session, combination hands-on/lecture course, is ideal for anyone who possesses mechanical ability and an interest in home improvement. Students will learn how to install vinyl replacement windows, doors, and patio sliders, among other specialty doors.

“Castle Windows has a need to find local talent to expand its rapidly growing installation technician department, so we are working closely with the local college, BCC, to develop new certified window and door technicians,” said Castle Windows President Chris Cardillo. “As the demand of building materials continues to increase with the number of new home construction projects, proficiency in home improvement skills, like window installation, should prove to be helpful in securing a successful career.”

Burlington County Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio said the new career path fits right into the county’s Workforce Development vision.

“Creating new educational training programs is the best way to prepare Burlington County residents for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” Garganio said. “Similar courses with Radwell International led to new jobs for our residents and I expect these types of partnerships to continue to grow in Burlington County.”

Last year, Radwell and BCC partnered to offer two courses with guaranteed job interviews to meet the need for skilled workers in the industry in electronic repair and industrial automation.

“These are exciting partnerships with excellent corporate partners that create local employment opportunities for our community,” said Roy Miller, dean of BCC’s Corporate College and Continuing Education. “We look forward to preparing a strong pool of qualified candidates ready for new jobs.”

BCC is also offering its Industrial Electronics Test/Repair Technician course, which comes with a guaranteed interview at Radwell International, again this spring. The course, designed for those with an understanding of electronics, will teach students to work with industrial automation equipment.

Interested participants can register for the courses online by visiting www.bcc.edu/WebAdvisor, clicking on “Non-Credit Students,” and then searching and selecting the following:

  • Window Installation Technician, offered Monday through Friday, Jan. 20 through March 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Course number: BID 320 50.
  • Industrial Electronics Test/Repair Technician, offered Saturdays, Feb. 7 through May 9 from 8 a.m. to noon. (No class on March 21 or April 4). Course number: BID 316 01.

To register by phone, please call 609-894-9311, ext. 3027 between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Additional courses and descriptions can be found in the spring 2015 Personal and Professional Development course book, which can be found on BCC’s website at www.bcc.edu/personal-professional-development.

For more information about BCC's personal and professional development programs, please call 856-222-9311, ext. 2537.