Classroom and lab tours taking place for individuals interested in core-level training in electrical, millwright, pipefitting or welding.

Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) and ExxonMobil will host an open house for the North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative (NBRITI) on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the BRCC Acadian Campus, 3250 N. Acadian Thruway. NBRITI provides basic training in electrical, millwright, pipefitting and welding crafts at no cost to qualifying participants. Students participate in a fast-tracked classroom and hands-on training, which also includes a life-skills and workforce preparation component. Registration is required to attend the Open House. Individuals can visit for more information or to register.

This is the ninth cohort for the program, which begin in 2012 and has successfully graduated more than 430 individuals since its inception. The next cohort begins in January 2023.

During the open house, interested individuals will learn more about the training opportunities available through NBRITI, hear from workforce partners, visit classroom and view training labs.

NBRITI is a collaborative effort comprised of many 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. Job placement is 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 collaboration between Baton Rouge Community College and ExxonMobil. Supporting companies also include: Bancorp South; Baton Rouge North Economic Development District; Brown & Root; Cajun Industries; Capitol Ultrasonics/Acurem; Capitol Ultrasonics/Premium Inspection & Testing; Champion Civil Services; Christensen Building Group; Deep South Crane & Rigging; EMYCORA; EthosEnergy Power Operations; Excel Group; Geo Heat Exchanges & Field Service, LLC; Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance; Hadley Precision; HPC Industrial; IRISNDT; ISC; John H. Carter Company, Inc./Control Worx; Maxim Crane Works; Midwest Cooling Tower Services, LLC; MMR Group; Moore Industries, LLC; PALA; Performance Contractors; Specialty Welding & Turnarounds SSA; SWAT/Midwest Cooling Tower Services, LLC; The Newtron Group/Triad; The PSC Group; The Vision Group; Triad Electric & Controls; Turner Industries; Westgate, LLC; and Worley.