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Upskill WNC Innovation Grant Awarded to Mountain Area WDB

Our region recently was awarded a competitive $250,000 innovation grant from the NC Department of Commerce to expand NCWorks services to underrepresented populations and communities.  This project will focus on SNAP (supplemental food assistance program) recipients and low-level offenders in the criminal justice system.  The goal is to upskill at least 100 individuals to equip them with a postsecondary credential so they will be on a career pathway to earn $15 per hour or more.  Thanks to AB Tech, Blue Ridge Community College, Buncombe County, Henderson County, Madison County, Transylvania County, Goodwill and Green Opportunities for their support of this grant proposal.

Link to the Upskill WNC Grant Application