North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative graduates 130 students in fifth cohort of training program

 NBRITI students who were accepted into the ExxonMobil apprentice program with NBRITI officials. L to R: Larry Galloway (ExxonMobil retiree and NBRITI volunteer instructor), students Nicolas Lewis, Kia Brown, Lena Toups, Kevin Turner, and Cordell Tucker, and Dr. Girard Melancon, BRCC Vice Chancellor for Workforce Solutions.NBRITI students who were accepted into the ExxonMobil apprentice program with NBRITI officials. L to R: Larry Galloway (ExxonMobil retiree and NBRITI volunteer instructor), students Nicolas Lewis, Kia Brown, Lena Toups, Kevin Turner, and Cordell Tucker, and Dr. Girard Melancon, BRCC Vice Chancellor for Workforce Solutions.

The North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative (NBRITI) hosted a graduation ceremony for its fifth class of (48) electrical, (33) millwright, (26) pipefitting, (23) welding graduates on Jan. 21, 2020 in the Magnolia Theatre at Baton Rouge Community College. The 130 graduates leave the program with National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core, Level I, and Level II certifications. The Initiative is now working through its contractor partners to place all of the new graduates in full-time positions with their firms

The NBRITI is a collaborative effort comprised of diverse community, industrial, and educational partners throughout the greater Baton Rouge area, all committed to the goal of providing a sustainable process to recruit, train and develop North Baton Rouge residents for successful careers with local industrial employers. The program offers comprehensive training at no cost to qualified participants. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates earn credentials from the NCCER, with a focus on millwright, pipefitting, welding or electrical crafts.

Applicants interested in the next iteration of the program should contact Baton Rouge Community College at (225) 216-8239.

NBRITI Sponsoring Partners:

Baton Rouge Community College, ExxonMobil, Herb and Maxine Jacobs Foundation, Excel Group, Cajun Industries, ISC, Turner Industries, Performance Contractors, Jacobs Engineering, Pala Group, Triad, Brock Group, Geo Heat Exchangers, Stupp Corporation, GBRIA, Associated Builders and Contractors, and Employ BR. 

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