Snead State Community College received a $50,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Greater Birmingham to serve women within the Marshall County and surrounding area.
The grant will fund scholarships for career skills training for up to 15 women who meet the eligibility requirements.
Students receiving a scholarship as part of this project will have access to comprehensive career coaching services. They will earn credentials needed in the manufacturing industry, such as Certified Production Technician, OSHA 10 Hour General Industry, NC 3 Precision Measurement, National Career Readiness and Alabama Certified Worker. In addition, the other training received will be soft skills, digital and financial literacy and parenting workshops. Childcare and transportation assistance will be available as needed.
“Our goal is to provide training for women to succeed in the workplace as well as equip them with the skills they need to be career ready,” said Director of Workforce Development Teresa Walker. “We’ll work closely with our community partners to identify participants for the training and our industry partners to assist with job placement.”
Snead State is accepting applications for the Career Scholarships for Women, and classes are scheduled to begin May 16.
For more information or to apply for the Career Scholarships, contact Snead State’s Workforce Development office at (256) 840-4152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.