WNC offers funding for dislocated worker training

Western Nevada College has grant funding available for individuals who have lost their jobs and seek enrollment in an accelerated machine tool technology or welding technology program.

Dislocated Worker programs for the spring semester begin on Jan. 20 at the WNC Carson City campus.

Up to 12 students can receive up to $2,250 for the semester to cover student tuition, fees, books, and supportive services, and do not require income verification. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified participants who fulfill application requirements.

Students will attend classes each week in areas that can include Welding I-III, Machine Shop I-III, Computer Numerical Control I-II, Welding Certification Preparation, and Blueprint Reading for Industry.

Those interested need to complete an application package and provide documentation of job loss with a severance letter, business closure announcement, or unemployment eligibility.

“We are excited to make the Dislocated Worker program available,” said Grant Manager Barbara Walden. “The challenge for dislocated workers is not only to find a job, but to find a job with stability, good wages and the possibility for advancement. This program provides funding for unemployed workers to get the knowledge and skills needed to secure those types of positions.”

Veterans and dislocated homemakers may also meet eligibility requirements for application. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for those with disabilities.

“This funding from Nevadaworks presents a great opportunity for those that qualify to gain in-demand job skills,” said WNC director of Economic Development David Steiger.

To determine eligibility, contact Linda Whitehill, and apply for the dislocated worker funding for the specific accelerated programs, said Greg Sly, WNC grant project manager.

“Students who are enrolled in accelerated classes require approval for the larger unit loads of 20 to 21 units,” he said.

For more information, contact Whitehill at 775-445-4268 or linda.whitehill@wnc.edu.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment