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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 onsite/classroom workforce/fast track training and continuing education programming (non-credit) has been temporarily halted and will resume or be rescheduled as soon as possible.  However, there are numerous online workforce and continuing education courses available for students to complete from home through our digital platform at https://www.ed2go.com/swcccwes/

Any inquiries about workforce and continuing education courses can be made directly to instructors for in-process courses, or by reaching out to workforce@sw.edu or 276-964-7534 with any other questions. Please refer to the SWCC COVID-19 Document #4 for guidance.

Skilled Trades


Featured Training

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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. (M-Th) Feb 17 - Apr 2, 8:00AM-4:30PM  See more information and let us know you are interested.

Welding

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.

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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.

See class schedules for all motorcycle training courses and registration instructions.  Enroll in motorcycle training classes in Workforce Enrollment Services (WES)