NC Back to Work Grant Provides Free Tuition at Surry Community
Dobson, NC – Surry Community College has been awarded the N.C. Back to Work Grant, which provides free job training and credential testing for North Carolinians.
The North Carolina Back to Work grant assists North Carolina residents who are unemployed, underemployed, military veterans, or National Guard and would like to receive free short-term training in industry-recognized, credential training. SCC received $120,000 to fund this program through the statewide grant.
Surry’s NC Back to Work training program is focused on Manufacturing Production and Support with pathways leading to Certified Production Technician, American Welding Society Certification (MIG and Stick), Career Readiness Certification, OSHA 10 Certification and Forklift Certification. The NC Back to Work grant covers tuition, fees, books and third-party credentialing fees.
Along with workforce development partners, five local manufacturing employers are partnering with Surry: Austin Enclosures, Elastrix, Leonard USA, Lydall and Pittsburgh Glass Works. These companies have agreed to interview program completers for open positions within their organizations.
SCC is hosting an orientation for prospective students on Monday through Thursday, December 2-5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on the Dobson Campus room E146. The completion of the 20-hour orientation is a requirement for individuals receiving North Carolina Back to Work grant funds.
Both welding and Certified Production Technician will meet on the Dobson campus. The welding class will meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon and will cover MIG and Stick welding. Welding is scheduled to begin in January 2014. Certified Production Technician covers entry-level manufacturing skills and will also begin in January 2014.
For more information on the NC Back to Work grant, call (336) 386-3253.