Two men in an industrial maintenance academy class

Scholarships Available for Short-Term Workforce Training

A-B Tech Community College received $18,000 from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation for short-term workforce training scholarships. The SECU Bridge to Careers Pilot program will allow the college award up to thirty $500 scholarships for targeted short-term workforce programs and the remaining $3,000 will go to program support.

Machining Fundamentals, Industrial Maintenance Academy, Certified Production Technician, and Electronic Health Records are the courses that qualify for the scholarship program, which runs through June 30, 2019.

The program was created to remove financial barriers for students seeking to obtain state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials via a College-defined pathway that leads to self-sustaining wage careers within their local communities. 

To be considered for this scholarship program, students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a North Carolina resident
  • Be part of one of the following target groups: unemployed or underemployed, members of the NC National Guard, military veterans and spouses, or underserved populations in a specific workforce sector or area
  • Be enrolled in a short-term training program 96-hours or more that leads to a state-regulated or industry-recognized credential that is offered through Continuing Education
  • Not be a Director, employee, or family member of an employee of the State Employees' Credit Union or SECU Foundation

For more information about scholarships for these programs, contact Ronnie Copeland at ronnettalcopeland@abtech.edu or 828-398-7948.