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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Award-winning Burleson Works Program heads into third year

The Burleson Works Program is now taking scholarship applications. This one-of-a-kind program helps job seekers get the training they need to find a new career. Applicants must be at least a graduating high school senior to apply, but there are no other restrictions. The job opportunities range from welder, firefighter, accounting intern, engineering drafter and more. Scholarship applications are due Feb. 29. 

A full list of participating businesses and the scholarship application can be viewed here. If you would like more information about the program or would like to visit with companies who are currently hiring, Burleson Works will host a job expo from 2 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Burleson Recreation Center, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd. Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resume and can attend the event for free.  

All companies with job opportunities available and our educational partners will be present at the Expo.  Other local companies are invited to participate in the Expo to showcase their business and job opportunities regardless of their Burleson Works affiliation.  Please visit Burleson Works website for more information about the Expo and to download the Expo application. 

Burleson Economic Development team began the program in 2017 to assist both new businesses that are locating to Burleson and the community’s already vibrant industrial base attract a skilled workforce.  

The program survey’s Burleson businesses and determine what positions will be vacant in the upcoming 12-to-24 months. Scholarships will be provided to applicants based on the specific needs of the businesses. Local companies will have an opportunity to interview the applicants before the scholarship is awarded. If selected, the applicant will begin training through one of the program’s educational partners.  

Educational partners include Hill College, Tarrant County College, Texas State Technical College and the University of Texas at Arlington. Once the courses are complete, the scholarship recipient will know exactly where they will be employed, at a company right here in Burleson.  

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