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Workforce & Continuing Education provides:

  • customized, cost-effective training solutions for employers
  • programs and courses for individuals to train for career entry, career change, or advancement
  • short-term training for industry-recognized credentials
  • financial assistance to individuals for specified coursework
  • FastForward Career Coach services

* Fast track training for high-demand jobs helps the job seeker quickly move into secure, well-paying careers.
* No GED or Pre-requisites are needed for many of the training opportunities we provide.
* Most Workforce students are eligible for financial assistance through grants and other funding sources.

Upcoming Classes 

All, previously paused, onsite/classroom workforce/fast track training and continuing education programming have now resumed. We are now registering students for new classes. In addition, there are numerous online workforce and continuing education courses available for students to complete from home through our digital platform at .
Contact or 276-964-7534 with any questions or for enrollment assistance. Please refer to the SWCC COVID-19 Prevention and Response  for guidance.

Skilled Trades

Carpentry, Masonry, NCCER Core , Plumbing 

Featured Training

heavy equipment training

NCCER Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operators (HEO) not only work on regular construction building jobs, but also on infrastructure projects (roads, bridges, and ports, otherwise called non-building construction), and in mining and timber operations. Credentials to be earned are : NCCER Core, NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations, First Aid/CPR/AED, OSHA 10, Work Zone Flagger.

Get a head start on your equipment operator career with a 9-week fast track program.   See more information and let us know you are interested.

flux core weldingWelding

Credentials that can be earned:AWS Flux Core Arc Welding - up to 4G; Gas Metal Arc Welding; Gas Tungsten Arc Welding; Shielded Metal Arc Welding; Flux Core Arc Welding

The median pay for welders is $38,136 per year while experienced workers can make up to $52,941 per year.

If you are interested in this class, but want assistance to register or more information, use the Interest form to get started.

Davidson - Back of the Dragon

Motorcycle Rider Training

Riding and Street Skills (MRC:RSS) is for the Beginning Rider to learn entry-level skills such as effective turning, braking and obstacle avoidance, plus develop safe street-riding strategies.

Classes are currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions. The class schedules for all motorcycle training courses will be announced at a later date.  Enroll in motorcycle training classes in Workforce Enrollment Services (WES)