Do you need financial help to obtain your education, so you can secure employment?
Funding may be available for you through the Workforce Innovation and
Opportunity Act (WIOA). In addition to assisting with the cost of
tuition and fees, WIOA funding may be able to assist with other
supportive services such as supplies, uniforms and vaccinations. Other
funding may be available to assist with services such as transportation
Individuals who are interested in learning if they qualify for WIOA
funding should contact their local area NCWorks Career Center. In Surry
County, that center is located at 541 West Pine St., #300 in Mount Airy.
The center is currently open by appointment only. For assistance or to
schedule an appointment, call (336) 786-4169. NCWorks Career Centers
also help with job placement.
Forrest Lineberry, Director of College and Career Readiness/Human
Resources Development at Surry Community College, supports NCWorks as a
valuable college partner.
He states, “We have had many Surry Community College students who
have benefited from the WIOA funding. This service is available to
students through our partnership with NCWorks. NCWorks is an important
partner that helps provide financial aid services to assist our students
in obtaining their education and training credentials in programs such
as Nurse Aide, HVAC, Machining and Welding for sustainable
Visit surry.edu for a listing of Workforce, Technologies and Community
Education (WTCE) programs. Students interested in financial help can
also apply at www.surry.edu/funding. The Piedmont Triad Regional
Workforce Development Board provides oversight to local area NCWorks
Career Centers, including distribution of WIOA funds in this area.
Wendy Walker-Fox, Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board
Director, says. “Never before have we seen a more challenging time for
the workforce in our region. Because of COVID-19, unemployment is at a
record high. Employers need employees with new and unique skills. Our
local community colleges play an important role in reengaging our
workforce. Funding is available for such trainings, and we hope all
individuals will reach out to their community colleges and NCWorks to
get the training and financial support they need.”
There is no cost to apply for the WIOA Program. Anyone interested in
learning more about training and various funding opportunities can
contact Forrest Lineberry at Surry Community College at (336) 386-3244
Choosing a college is an important decision, and we’re pleased that you’re interested in Surry Community College.