Lone Star College, Harris County partner to provide for free training for in-demand careers

Lone Star College - CyFair's Cy the Falcon, in Cypress, Texas. (LSC courtesy photo)
Lone Star College - CyFair's Cy the Falcon, in Cypress, Texas. (LSC courtesy photo)

Harris County residents who have been impacted by COVID-19 through furloughs, being unemployed or underemployed can enroll in free training for an in-demand career as part of an initiative announced by Lone Star College and Harris County.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for citizens of Harris County who have been impacted by COVID-19,” said Linda Leto Head, LSC senior associate vice chancellor, Office of External and Employer Relations. “Lone Star College is offering 17 different workforce programs for people to trained before the end of the year.”

Participants will be able to attend classes tuition free. The program also provides funding for books and other costs that starting in a skilled job may require, such as work boots and scrubs.

Programs include Accounting and Bookkeeping, Alternative Teacher Certification, Certified Nurse Aid, Machining, Welding, IT Networking, HVAC and more. Visit LoneStar.edu to see all the training programs available and to sign up for more information.

“Time is limited,” said Head. “Interested Harris County residents should apply as soon as possible as the training must be completed by December 31.”

Lone Star College is helping Harris County residents impacted by COVID-19 get back to work by offering free training in many sought-after careers.


Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of almost $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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