New scholarship opportunity helps students obtain job training at VGCC
A new scholarship opportunity at Vance-Granville Community College will help eligible students obtain technical career training in a variety of fields at no cost. The VGJC Scholars program is currently awarding scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The VGJC Scholars program can help new students complete training in Automotive Systems, Biowork, CDL/Truck Driver Training, Electrical Systems, Heavy Equipment Operator, HVAC, Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Office Administration, Paralegal Technology, Pharmacy Technology, or Welding.
Students who are between the ages of 16-24, have a high school diploma or a GED, and meet certain eligibility requirements can receive a full scholarship for training in one of those programs, as well as job placement support, technology support, transportation assistance, certification exam assistance, and academic/success coaching.
Students may qualify by being unemployed or underemployed.
“This opportunity strengthens the connection between workforce development and education by combining job training, classroom education, and employment counseling, giving participating young adults an opportunity to excel,” said Blondelle Edgerton, Director of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act program for VGCC.
The deadline to apply for the program for the 2021-2022 academic year is Friday, July 9.
The VGJC Scholars program is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. In 2020, VGCC became one of just 20 colleges or universities across the country (and one of three in North Carolina) to receive the Job Corps Scholars grant.