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NCC Awarded $15,000 to Assist Students

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Nash Community College has been awarded $15,000 for Project Skill-UP, a North Carolina Community College System workforce development initiative with the goal to help North Carolinians adversely impacted by changes in the tobacco-related sector of the economy. This support will provide scholarship assistance to individuals to update their skills and provide them with additional marketable skills reflective of fast-growing, local occupations and/or new industries.

The objectives of the initiative are to provide access to short-term training programs aligned with in-demand credentials supporting local workforce need; and to develop educational opportunities for individuals interested in diversifying utilization of agriculture resources and enterprises.

With the funding, Nash Community College will offer up to $500 financial assistance to each eligible student. To be considered for the Project Skill-UP scholarship, the applicant must be a permanent resident of Nash, Edgecombe, Franklin, Halifax or Wilson County, at least 18 years of age, unemployed or underemployed and either the student or an immediate family member must have been affected by the loss of a job in the tobacco or agricultural industry.

Occupational pathways supported by Project Skill-UP include: CDL Truck Driver Training, Cosmetology Instructor – Part 1 and 2, Emergency Dispatch Academy, EMT- Basic, Basic Academy, Intermediate and Paramedic, EMT to Nurse Aide II, Firefighter Academy, HVAC, Manicurist/Nail Technology, Nurse Aide I and II, Pharmacy Technician, Veterinary Assistant, Underground Electric Line Construction, Natural Hair Care and Phlebotomy.

Students should submit the Project Skill-UP application to the Nash Community College Continuing Education Department located at 522 N. Old Carriage Road in Rocky Mount. For more information, please call 252-451-8216.