Garner Cleveland Record

JCC receives education grant

Johnston Community College is currently enrolling displaced workers and veterans in short-term training classes as part of the NCWorks Job-Driven Initiative.

Beginning in January, JCC will offer courses in biowork, plumbing and manufacturing for qualifying long-term displaced workers and veterans.

The N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Workforce Solutions was awarded a U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration National Emergency Grant. The grant provides funds to states to implement new or expanded local and regional job-driven partnerships that will serve more dislocated workers and achieve better employment-related outcomes for this group of workers.

In North Carolina the grant will be referred to as the NCWorks Job-Driven Initiative. This initiative is a collaborative partnership approach that will operate in two regional areas comprised of six local Workforce Development Boards and 12 community colleges.

JCC’s portion of the grant is $141,000 and the program is a collaborative effort with the N.C. Works Center of Johnston County. Integrated into the training program are skills assessments and training, workplace safety and OSHA credentials, and preparation for the Career Readiness Certificate.

For details about classes and registration, contact Vic McCormick at 919-209-2595 or at