South Piedmont Community College in Monroe has been awarded $119,000 through the NC Back-to-Work Grant program, which will help residents get the training they need to return to the workforce, SPCC spokesman Michael McAllister announced Monday.
Programs will include computer information technology certifications.
All training will lead to industry-recognized or state-regulated credentials, McAllister said.
The NC Back-to-Work program is supported by the N.C. Community College System and the N.C. Department of Commerce. It allows community colleges to partner with employers as well as workforce development boards to provide in-demand training.
Funds from the grant may be used to provide financial assistance (tuition, books and credentialing fees) to the unemployed, underemployed, veterans and members of the N.C. National Guard.
South Piedmont Community College serves about 3,000 students from Union and Anson counties and offers 64 degree programs and many continuing education options.
For additional information about NC Back-to-Work, contact Al Johnstone at SPCC 704-290-5218.
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