Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s Accelerating Student Completion: Encouraging New Dreams (Ascend) is a program created to help more students earn certificates and associate degrees within three years. Funded by a grant from Arnold Ventures, Ascend replicates the ASAP program at CUNY colleges in New York whose students doubled their graduation rates by providing a range of financial, academic, and personal supports. These supports include comprehensive and personal advisement, career counseling, tutoring, waivers for tuition and mandatory fees, gift cards for groceries and/or gas, and additional financial assistance to reduce or eliminate the cost of textbooks. Learn more about completing your application today! Apply now!
The Blue Ridge Regional Work Opportunity (BRRWO), a Department of Labor Workforce Opportunity Rural Communities (WORC) funded program, is designed to help unemployed dislocated workers, new entrants into the workforce, and incumbent workers receive the skills, training, and education needed to retain current employment or improve employability. Apply now!
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Job Scholars is a non-residential career training grant program authorized through the US Department of Labor. This program helps eligible young people ages 16 to 24 train for meaningful careers and obtain employment. Job Scholars graduates either enter the workforce, an apprenticeship, go on to higher education, or join the military. Job Scholars offers tuition free training opportunities, meal and transportation assistance, hands-on training with on-the-job experience, employment counseling, and apprenticeship/employment programs for students accepted into the program. Learn more about eligibility requirements and apply to participate in the Job Corp Scholars program today. Apply now!
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