Are there any other funding options?

Yes. Call Stephanie Dixon at 796-5444 for IL Veterans Grant assistance. Iowa dislocated workers or lower income levels, contact Iowa @ Work at 563-336-3499.

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Does this program guarantee me a job?

No, it does not guarantee a job or an interview. This program was designed to respond to the current demand of MIG Welders. By successfully completing this program, it will show a potential employer that you are trainable and have a basic knowledge of production MIG welding. You should actively pursue as many employers as […]

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What is considered successful completion?

You must be in attendance and participate 95% of the time in order to receive a certificate from Black Hawk College. You will be given approximately nine hands-on welding tests. Your passing welds and attendance will be printed on your certificate to validate your skill level and discipline.

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When do I need to have my protective welding gear?

The first day of lab.

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What do I need to get on to the Arsenal Island?

This will be explained in further detail the first night of class. However you must have a valid driver’s license or ID card to be issued a badge. Only those with a valid license are allowed to drive on the Island.

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Why should I become a TRiO SSS participant?

SSS provides a personal college “safety net” from the time you enroll in the program through graduation. The program can help you build on your strengths and address your areas of concern. By becoming a participant, you will gain access to services and opportunities not available to other students on campus. Our goal is to […]

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If I join SSS, what am I required to do?

SSS tends to have expectations rather than requirements. It is expected that you will be committed to earning your degree and that you will take advantage of SSS services that meet your academic needs. The SSS staff will make recommendations for you that we expect you to carefully consider. There are criteria and requirements in […]

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Can SSS help with the transition to college life?

Yes! SSS makes the transition smoother by offering one-on-one academic and career advising as well as workshops on managing your time efficiently, getting along with instructors, financing your education, planning your four-year degree and beyond, and many other topics. Our goal is to help you learn the skills to be a successful student.

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I would like to meet more students like me. How can SSS help?

The program offers many social and educational events each semester. In the past, these have included trips to music concerts, area plays, museums, college campus visits and cultural trips to Chicago. The SSS program also provide opportunities to attend a variety of campus activities that participants can attend together.

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How much time does it take to participate in the TRiO SSS program?

This is up to you – it can take as little as one hour each quarter or several hours each week. You decide which services to utilize. You should be committed to meeting with your TRiO advisor on a regular basis, and taking advantage of the available resources.

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