College receives $120,000 to support Back-to-Work program
Vance-Granville Community College recently received $120,000 from the State Board of Community Colleges in order to implement the N.C. Back-to-Work program that was established last year by the N.C. General Assembly.
In total, 49 of the state’s 58 community colleges received more than $5.8 million in similar grants this year.
The Back-to-Work program is designed to help long-term unemployed persons in the state receive career training.
At Vance-Granville, the program will train around 70 participants using the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council curriculum, which focuses on the technical skills and knowledge needed by front-line workers in manufacturing and supply chain logistics.
Participants who complete the program will earn a certified production technician credential and will take the WorkKeys assessment, after which they will receive a career readiness certificate.
Participants will take classes on resume writing, job searching and interviewing through the college’s Human Resources Development Program and will receive on-the-job training, job shadowing and internship opportunities.
The program will target residents of Vance, Warren, Granville and Franklin counties who are unemployed, underemployed, military veterans or members of the N.C. National Guard.
For more information about the NC Back-to-Work program, contact Kyle Burwell, coordinator of the college’s Human Resources Development Program, at (252) 738-3276 or email@example.com.