Craven Community College gets $120,000 grant for program - WNCT

Craven Community College gets $120,000 grant for training program

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A local community college is getting some generous help from the state to help the unemployed and others find jobs.

Craven Community College in New Bern recently received a $120,000 grant for a North Carolina Back-to-Work training program.

The goal of the program is to train 60 veterans, unemployed, and underemployed people for entry-level jobs in the construction and related industries.

The college will use the grant for scholarships that cover the tuition and supply costs of the program.

The North Carolina Community Colleges System is providing the grant, which is funded by the NC General Assembly and the NC Department of Commerce.

"I think it's wonderful, as long as it's equal, everybody gets a share of it," said New Bern resident William Turnage.

The program lasts about 22 weeks and qualifies participants for six, industry-recognized credentials. Training classes begin November 18.

For more information about the NC Back-to-Work program at Craven Community College, contact Eddie Foster at (252) 638-3919.

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