BRCC to host Virtual Open House for North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative, Nov. 18

Baton Rouge Community College and partner ExxonMobil will host a virtual Open House for the North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative (NBRITI) on Wednesday, November 18 via the video communications platform Zoom. NBRITI provides training courses in welding, electrical, millwright, and pipefitting crafts at no cost to qualifying participants. Students participate in a fast-tracked classroom and hands-on training, which also includes a life-skills/workforce preparation component. Registration is required to attend the Open House. Individuals can visit for more information or to register.

The upcoming program, or Round 7 will begin in January 2021. Since inception, more than 300 students have graduated from the program, and they have received welding, electrical, millwright, and pipefitting certifications.

During the Open House, interested individuals will learn more about the training opportunities available through NBRITI, hear from workforce partners as well as BRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Manager Gloria Moncada.

(NBRITI) is a collaborative effort comprised of diverse community, industrial, and educational partners throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area, all committed to one goal: to provide a sustainable process to recruit, train, and develop North Baton Rouge residents for successful careers with local industrial employers. The program will train for Millwrights, Welders, Pipefitters and Electricians. Job placement is also available for those students who fit the Ready to Go! framework designed to empower the students to be accountable for their own successes.

The program is a partnership between Baton Rouge Community College and ExxonMobil. Sponsoring partners are AZZ Galvanizing, Bancorp South, Cajun Industries, Inc., City of Baker, DMI Contractors, EMR Group, Employ BR – City of Baton Rouge, EMYCORA, Excel Group, Formosa Group, Geo Heat Exchanger, Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, ISC, Jacobs/Worley Parsons, PALA Interstate, LLC, Performance Contractors, Stupp Corporation, TRIAD Electrical and Controls, and Turner Industries.