Job-training program gets renewed funding
Project Skill-Up at Johnston Community College has received $20,000 renewed funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.
A partnership between the Tobacco Trust Fund and the N.C. Community College System, Project Skill-Up provides job training for people adversely affected by changes in the tobacco industry. JCC offers training for nursing aides, teacher assistants and in biopharma manufacturing.
Since 2008, JCC has received $195,000. The money has provided counseling, training and new employment opportunities to 440 individuals. In 2013, JCC and the Johnston County Department of Social Services partnered to create the Human Services Certificate, a 40-hour program leading to entry-level employment in human services.
To learn about Project Skill-Up, call 919-209-2042.
Johnston man on state commision
Gov. Pat McCrory has named J.D. Solomon of Johnston County to a blue ribbon commission that will study the state’s building and infrastructure needs. Solomon is vice president of CH2M Hill, an engineering company.
County, college leaders to meet
Johnston County Commissioners and Johnston Community College trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the Wilson Building boardroom on the JCC campus, 245 College Road, Smithfield. Commissioners will hear an update on the college’s capital needs.