Austin Community College District (ACC) takes proactive measures to support Central Texans after the recent ice storm left hundreds of thousands in the dark. College administration announced it will now offer a 50% discount on its Lineworker Program during the board meeting Monday, February 13.
ACC’s Lineworker Certificate Program provides hands-on experience and training for a solid foundation for a career in the utility industry. The program can be completed in just six weeks.
“Coming to ACC and going through this program will get your foot in the door. That is what the utility industry is looking for. They're looking for people who have that basic information, that basic knowledge,” says Ray Cook, ACC Lineworker Program Instructor. “Lineworkers are in high demand. This discount will make the program more accessible to students.”
As the workforce ages and Central Texas continues to experience face-paced growth, the lineworkers shortage continues to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says demand for lineworkers will grow more than 8% over the next four years.
ACC remains committed to being flexible to meet the demands of the region. Registration is now open for the next cohort that begins in April. The college will expand and add additional offerings as needed.
ACC began offering 50% discount on select high-demand fast-track programs in December 2020 to upskill and reskill the Texas workforce in high-demand careers.
For more information, visit austincc.edu/fasttrack.