Workforce Solutions 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
Download Workforce Solutions Spring 2018 Schedule (pdf)
Employee Training & LicensureEmployee training and licensure is available through on-going scheduled classes. You can browse details & register for the courses listed below, and many more, on the Workforce Enrollment Services site
Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
and Board of Contractors approved
Electrical - HVAC - Plumbing
Gas Fitters - Class C Contractors
Customized TrainingStretch your training budget further by training through SWCC. We offer customized training and employee assessments (through Workkeys and VA Career Readiness testing) at your business or at one of our facilities. Call us at (276) 964-7244, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Request for Training form.Learn more about how we can provide Information Technology training for your employees customized to meet your needs.
Funding is available for re-training to high-wage, high-demand careers
The REDI Center at SWCC is funded by The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
The REDI Center helps laid off coal miners and dislocated supply chain workers who have been impacted by the downturn in the coal energy sector. Assistance includes tuition scholarship funds, and spouses of laid off miners may also be eligible for tuition scholarship assistance.
Contact Megan Jones at email@example.com or call (276)964-7818 for more information.
Workforce Credentials GrantSWCC’s Workforce Solutions offers financial assistance for classes leading to credentials. The Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) is designed to ensure that workforce credentials are accessible and affordable for Virginians seeking high-wage, high-demand jobs. SWCC students who qualify for WCG will only have to pay 1/3 the total cost of the class. Students must provide SWCC Workforce with a copy of any earned credentials upon completing certification.
In addition to the WCG, students may be eligible for Financial Aid for Non-Credit Training Leading to Industry-Recognized Credentials (FANTIC) to help with the remaining 1/3 tuition cost of classes that lead to a credential or licensure. FANTIC provides funding for students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in an approved non-credit workforce training program leading to the attainment of an industry-recognized credential or licensure.
Contact Workforce Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (276)964-7244 for any questions or assistance in qualifications for FANTIC. Visit the Financial Assistance webpage for more information.Qualifying programs & courses in the Workforce Credential Grant:
- Manufacturing Specialist (MS)
- Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1)
- NCCER Core
- NCCER Carpentry Level 1 and 2
- NCCER Masonry Level 1 and 2
- Contractor’s License
- Work Zone Flagger
- CompTIA IT Fundamentals
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network+
- AWS Welding (FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, SMAW)
- Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Call (276) 964-7244 if you want more information about these programs.
WCG Credentials Services
SWCC offers several pathways for you to gain nationally recognized and vendor neutral cybersecurity credentials, paid for in part through grant funding available for those who qualify.
The Information Technology Ready and Security Basics course is open for enrollment and provides in-class/hybrid training and preparation for a certification exam. Contact Cody Israel at email@example.com or call 276.964.7276.At SWCC's AWS ATF (American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility), an AWS Certified Welding Inspector is available to certify in a variety of weld processes. Your welding credentials received at SWCC’s AWS ATF are nationally recognized.
SWCC offers low cost testing & student discounted rates along with a free skills evaluation. Download a price list for Certified Welder Tests.Certified Welding Test Information
Advanced ManufacturingAdvanced Manufacturing Training is available through fast-track cohorts for Welding, SIEMENS Mechatronics & Precision Machining . Contact the Workforce Office for more information at (276)964-7224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Machining
Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation POWER GrantThe outdoor recreation industry in Virginia generates billions in consumer spending and creates thousands of Virginia jobs. Through a POWER grant initiative, individuals affected by the downturn in the coal industry can receive course funding for preparation to participate in this emerging market. Students can earn a Career Studies Certificate in Adventure Tourism or Outdoor Recreation or an Associates Degree Outdoor Leadership, a specialization of the Business Administration degree program.
Visit the Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Programs (ATOR) website for more information, contact email@example.com or call (276)964.7277.
Disclaimer: Must meet eligibility requirements. Funded by the POWER-RESOURCE FULL National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) Project and the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act.
These activities & events are available to anyone and include outdoor recreation classes such as backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking among others. Find out details and sign up for an activity at the ATOR website today
Driver Training Services
See 2017 class schedules for all driving courses and registration instructions.
- Driver Improvement Clinic
- Driver Education Course
- Driver's Manual Course
- Behind the Wheel
- Three Exam Failures Course
View classes in Workforce Enrollment Services (WES)
Prepare to pass the written driver exam with Driver Education and Driver's Manual courses, improve skills for new drivers with Behind the Wheel, or take the course for those who have failed the driving test 3 times.
Contact Edna Sizemore at 276.964.7369 for more information.
Motorcycle Rider Courses
Motorcycle Courses currently available are:
Riding and Street Skills (MRC:RSS) for the Beginning Rider to learn entry-level skills such as effective turning, braking and obstacle avoidance, plus develop safe street-riding strategies.
Postal Address: P.O.Box SVCC, Richlands, VA 24641
FedEx, UPS Packages: 724 Community College Road, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609