Workforce Training and Continuing Education

Want to boost or change your career? Get trained through LIT's Workforce Training and Continuing Education office to increase your competitiveness and job satisfaction. 

We offer a variety of non-credit education and training programs as well as customized training for employers.

Program Areas :

Fast track continuing education programs can be as short as one (1) day to as long as 6 months in length, depending on the program of study. A few of the courses we offer include: Computerized Drafting (AutoCAD), Computer Training, Forklift Operator Certification, Aerial (Man) Lift Certification, Welding, Pharmacy Technician, and Clinical Medical Assistant, along with leisure and language courses like Digital Photography and Spanish for Health Care Workers.

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We customize courses to meet the needs of area businesses and industry. Contract training offers face-to-face instruction, online 24/7 access, and on-site services for credit or non-credit. 

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Continuing education and adult lifelong learning options are available to be completed entirely online. You have the choice between self paced career training certification programs or short term instructor-led or self paced courses that are completed in as little as six weeks. Courses come from fields like health and wellness, graphic and multimedia design, computers, management/leadership and small business, and personal and professional development.

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Lamar Institute of Technology's Professional Driving Academy trains professional truck drivers. We offer Class 'A', Class 'B' and Refresher training courses for a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Click on the link above to find out more information. 

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Our Safety Awareness Institute (SAI) offers reduced priced safety courses to the public, partially funded by Texas Mutual Insurance. These courses regularly include Heartsaver First Aid CPR, forklift training, and aerial lift training.

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Off-Campus Training

We offer select technical courses at off-campus locations. Welding for the general public is offered at the Jasper Deep East Texas College & Career Academy (DETCCA), 450 Bulldog Drive, Jasper, Tx 75951.

HVAC and Diesel Engine Repair training is offered at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Facility for incarcerated individuals.

If you’re looking for fun and enriching programs for your children, look no further than LIT's Eaglet Camps. Kids between the ages of 5 - 15 are offered a variety of programs ranging from art, science to technology and everything in between. 

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