Project Skill-UP Financial Assistance


Do you need financial assistance for training to help you land a job?


You may be eligible for funding for classes such as Nurse Aide I, Medical Terminology or Electronic Medical Records, forklift training, basic machining classes and other short-term training classes.

The NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission funds  Project Skill-UP to help North Carolina citizens adversely affected by the changes in the tobacco industry. You don't have to have worked in the tobacco industry to receive Project Skill-UP funds.  


Project Skill-UP can pay your class registration, fees and books. To obtain the funding, you must:

  • prove you live in Buncombe or Madison County

  • demonstrate that you are likely to succeed in the class and to land a job following your training

  • agree to remain in contact with the Project Skill UP case manager during 2013.

  • bring a driver’s license or picture id to your first appointment.

  • If you would like to receive funding for Nurse Aide I classes, you must bring the results of a negative TB test to your appointment. The results must not be over one year old.

Many important training programs are not covered by traditional scholarships and grants, so Project Skill-UP is a wonderful new source of assistance to A-B Tech students.


Call Marie Eller at (828) 398-7833 for more information, or email