Nash Community College recently rceived a $15,000 grant from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to fund its Project Skill-Up.
The grant funds will be used to provide training for citizens of Nash County and surrounding areas impacted by the decline in the tobacco industry.
The project will help individuals update their current skills and provide them with additional marketable skills reflective of fast-growing occupations or new industries within the local community. Training is available for EMT, Nursing Assistant, CDL Truck Driving, Manicurist, Welding, Fire Academy, Healthcare Billing and Coding, Intro to Tire Manufacturing, A+ Certification and more.
The objectives of the project are to develop and implement outreach and recruitment activities to individuals, communities, businesses, and/or agencies that have been adversely impacted by the changes in the tobacco industry, to provide skills assessment and short-term occupational skills training to affected workers and when applicable, to provide financial assistance to students in order to help them meet their educational goals.
For more information on Project Skill-Up at Nash Community College, call 252-451-8389.