Tuesday, July 31, 2018


TEXAS SOUTHMOST COLLEGE V. MIKE HERNANDEZ - MIKE LOST THE BATTLE BEFORE ROUND ONE BEGAN

"Texas Southmost College has launched a fast-track certification program for industrial scaffold builders that officials hope is a first step in the Rio Grande Valley’s transformation into a higher-wage economy.

Students who successfully complete the two-week, 80-hour Industrial Scaffolding Committee Basis Access Program will learn the skills and earn the industry credential necessary to enter the workforce at an average salary of $15 per hour, said Joseph H. Fleishman, TSC associate vice president of Instruction and Workforce Development."
Mike Hernandez's flaws are so numerous I would bore you to death.  The proof is in, Jerry McHale has gone from calling Mike everything under the son to now calling him the second coming.  Mike is accustomed to buying people to get what he wants.  He never learned working in the trenches or earning support through respect.
Well Mike knows nothing about the trenches and the reality of life for the poor in the trenches or for that matter the unemployed.
TSC on the other hand has created a program which gets the students in and out in 2 weeks with certification.  I have tried to send several people to Mike's 10 week course in OSHA certification in forklifts.  You see, these people need a flexible schedule in order to feed their family.  A 10 week course means your family going without.
You might be able to go two weeks without working during the day if your employer offers night time hours.  Many of these people are working 2 and 3 part time jobs  TSC is offering an opportunity which allows the underemployed to get meaningful job training.  Mike Hernandez is offering an opportunity which leaves your family without a means of support. 
FOR A MERE $48 ONLINE ON YOUR SCHEDULE YOU CAN GET YOUR OSHA CERTIFICATION AS A FORKLIFT DRIVER
You complete this course in just a few hours.
The problem is the online course gives you no practical experience.  I can tell you jobs abound in logistics and distribution in Brownsville.  The people I am trying to help get work cannot get hired because they do not have forklift practical experience and certification.  I have gotten several their certification but because they have no practical experience they cannot get the job.
A practical experience training program in forklift training should last no longer than two weeks.  A good program should align with a private company which will allow for practical experience.  Learning to move pallets between shelves is not something you can learn in a classroom unless that classroom is equipped with rows and shelves.  You must also have pallets to move with merchandise on them.
The BV posted the following on June 28, 2018.  "All over Texas the Work Force Commission provides free forklift training.  We are at a major crossroads for distribution, warehousing and logistics.  Companies have to leave the LRGV is search of qualified OSHA certified forklift operations.  Oliviera and both Lucios have done shit for us on this issue.  We have endless job opportunities but zero vision by our leaders in job training or even asking Texas to provide us the same opportunities they provide elsewhere in Texas."
After the BV accuses the Texas Workforce Commission of racial discrimination on the issue of forklift training, Mike Hernandez is given money to provide the training, but during a 10 week course for something which should last no more than 2 weeks.  I've tried to get people to enroll, but 10 weeks is too long for poor people to go without work and be able to feed their family.

TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION SHOWED NO DUE DILIGENCE IN GIVING MIKE HERNANDEZ MONEY FOR A 10 WEEK PROGRAM WHICH SHOULD LAST NO MORE THAN TWO WEEKS

On the issue of graduates with OSHA certification in forklift use finding jobs upon graduation I have no issue.  The jobs abound and the OSHA certification along with practical training is what the employers want.  The only people who will fail at getting a job will be because of their lack of interview skills or something in their background.  So on this issue I am certain most graduates will have zero problems getting a good job,
But as to his non-certified training and GED course, TWC did nothing to verify the students are finding competitive jobs with those who graduate certified programs.  TWC has done nothing to determine the percentage of GED graduates who actually pass the test.  Training people for the GED who cannot pass the test is a waste of money.  Now the percentage is a comparative percentage.  How does Mike's program compare to others.  Not everyone is going to pass.  Why?  Because many need accommodation which they will not receive because TWC refuses to spend the money to have the students tested for special accommodation so that they can pass and move on.
All of this is what I mean by being in the trenches.  Mike knows nothing about the students and their need to feed their family during job training or their need for special accommodations in learning and testing.

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