Certification Cohort Program

The Certification Cohort Program is a transformative opportunity for recent high school graduates seeking workforce certification training. With assistance from BridgeYear staff, you’ll be able to maneuver through the application process in order to successfully enter and complete the certification program of your choosing.

Available Trainings

Explore the six available workforce training cohorts for Summer 2024. Discover the skills you’ll develop during your training, the training provider, and the program length!

Certified Nursing Assistant

Gain skills in assisting licensed nurses in providing care to patients and help with daily tasks.

Program Length: 5 weeks
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Learn to install, inspect, and repair electrical wiring, controls, and lighting systems based on blueprints and diagrams.

Program Length: 5-8 weeks
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HVAC Technician

Learn to install and service heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Program Length: 8 weeks
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Hone skills in installing and maintaining pipes that transport chemicals and gases.

Program Length: 7 weeks
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Sterile Processing Technician

Develop the proper skills needed in using specialized equipment to clean surgical instruments.

Program Length: 14 weeks
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Learn to join, repair, or cut metal parts according to blueprints and calculations using specialized equipment.

Program Length: 7 weeks
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How It Works

Gain Access to Free Training

Join our Certification Cohort Program and gain access to free, high-quality workforce training programs in the Houston-area, removing financial barriers and providing you with valuable skills for future employment.

Short-Term Commitment

Start earning money sooner. Our cohorts offer short-term training programs, allowing you to quickly gain industry-specific knowledge and certifications without the extended time commitment of a traditional four-year college pathway.

Receive Guided Support

Benefit from personalized guidance and support from our experienced BridgeYear staff who are dedicated to your success. They will provide mentorship, resources, and assistance throughout your certification journey, ensuring you have the support you need to thrive during your training.

Past Partners and Their Training Programs

CNA Program and EKG/Telemetry Program

CNA and Phlebotomy Program

EKG/Telemetry Program

Electrician Program and HVAC Program

Interested in Joining a Certification Cohort Program?