The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

September 21, 2012

SCC receives grant for Back-to-Work program


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Friday, September 21, 2012 — Stanly Community College (SCC) is one of 16 community colleges that received grant funding to offer training through the North Carolina (N.C.) Back-to-Work program.  

This program is funded by the N.C. General Assembly and the N.C. Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions.

The program, established by the General Assembly and included as part of the 2012-13 state budget, is geared toward long-term unemployed North Carolinians.

The N.C. Back-to-Work program will target residents who have exhausted their unemployment benefits in the last 12 months and provide them with resources for job training.

All individuals who successfully complete the program will receive: completion certificates, the Career Readiness Certificate and their program specific stackable credentials.

SCC President Dr. Brenda Kays said, “Stanly Community College is proud to have been entrusted with this funding from the General Assembly. It is a reflection of the quality and variety of training offered at the institution. These funds will be used to help students enter training programs that will culminate with the award of various industry recognized certifications. Individuals who possess professional certifications have a better chance of attracting employer interest during the job seeking process and ultimately reentering the workforce.”  

SCC will offer training for the following career pathways: Manufacturing, Drafting – AutoCAD, Production Technician (MSSC), Logistics Technician, Maintenance Technician (Industrial or Facility), Machining (NIMS), Construction Trades, Electrical Lineman, OSHA (Forklift, General, or Safety), Welding, EPA Refrigerant Recycling, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition (HVAC) Technician, Information Technology, Adobe Certified Users, Certified Internet Web (CIW) Designer, CISCO, CompTIA, Microsoft Certified-Office and IT Professional, Transport Technology, Inter-Industry Conference on AutoCollision Repair (I-CAR), Commercial Driver’s License/Flagger/Vehicle Escort Driver, DMV Vehicle Safety/OBD Emission Technicians; Business – LEAN/Six Sigma, Certified Bookkeeping; Food Service – Food Handler (servSafe); Human Resource Development – Career Readiness Certificate.  

SCC has scheduled an open house for individuals who qualify and wish to sign up for the North Carolina Back-to-Work program.

The open house will be on Sept. 20 on the Albemarle campus at the Dennis Auditorium/Kelley Building from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.   

Anyone with questions about how to qualify or about the open house should call (704) 991-0287 or (704) 991-0279 or email Back-to-Work@stanly.edu for assistance.