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 day to as long as six 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 Here for more information.
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 and 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. 

We look forward to learning with you in summer of 2024!

Who Dun It? Investigation Techniques   

  • Dates: July 22 - 25
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Our Who Dun It? Investigation Techniques course will teach students what forensics and criminal investigation really is by looking into fingerprints, casting of shoe prints, blood spatters, bones, and learning how to perform a basic crime scene search. This course was designed for students entering 6th to 9th grade.  

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New Course Offerings

ESL English Improvement I

This course is tailored for individuals seeking to learn English as an additional language, with a focus on the practical application within a professional context. Participants will engage in a comprehensive curriculum that covers:

  • Essential Language Skills: Develop fundamental skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, with content directly applicable to industry settings.
  • Vocabulary Development: Expand your lexicon with high-frequency, industry-specific terminology, enabling more effective communication in the workplace.
  • Phonetic Precision: Gain insights into English phonetics to improve pronunciation, ensuring clear and confident verbal exchanges.
  • Productivity through Proficiency: Elevate your job performance by refining both oral and written communication abilities, tailored to professional scenarios.
  • Sound System Mastery: Achieve a greater command of the English sound system, enhancing overall linguistic control and understanding.

Through interactive exercises and real-world examples, this course aims to empower students with the language tools necessary for heightened job productivity and career growth.