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Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund Aids NCC Students

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Nash Community College has been awarded $211,400 from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund to provide scholarships over the next two years for students pursuing high-demand workforce training within ten workforce pathways leading to a State or industry-recognized credential.

The GEER scholarship provides up to $750 or the cost of the course fee(s) if the fee(s) exceed $750 for students who reside in North Carolina and are pursuing training in a high-demand workforce program. The eligible training courses are CDL Truck Driver Training, EKG Technician, Emergency Dispatch Academy, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Initial and Advanced, Firefighter Academy, HVAC, Nurse Aide I & II, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, and Underground Electric Line Construction Academy. Students must complete the GEER application.

“These funds will provide a boost for our region as individuals who wish to pursue careers in sectors of the workforce that are highly employable are able to do so,” NCC Vice President of Economic Development and Chief Economic Development Officer Wendy Marlowe said. “I am excited about the growth happening with new industries in the Twin Counties. New and existing industry requires skilled workers to fill the increased employment opportunities in our communities and we are proud to serve as the training entity that continues to help grow our workforce pipeline.”

A total of $14,549,996 was awarded to community colleges throughout the state. The scholarships will help cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other components of the total cost of attendance.

The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Scholarship is awarded by the Governor under North Carolina’s federal award of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding.