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  • Funding is available for re-training to high-wage, high-demand careers

    REDI CenterThe 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 Jessica Dotson at jessica.dotson@sw.edu or call (276)964-7262 for more information.

  • Workforce Credentials Grant

    SWCC’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 workforce@sw.edu or call (276)964-7244 for any questions or assistance in qualifications for FANTIC. Visit the Financial Assistance webpage for more information.

    Download WCG Student Policies (pdf)

    Qualifying programs & courses in the Workforce Credential Grant:

    Call (276) 964-7244 if you want more information about these programs.


  • WCG Credentials Services

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    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 cody.israel@sw.edu or call 276.964.7276.

    Cybersecurity Program & Credential Information

    aws workforceAt 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

  • Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation POWER Grant

    The 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  ator@sw.edu or call (276)964.7277.

    ator photoDisclaimer: Must meet eligibility requirements. Funded by the POWER-RESOURCE FULL National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) Project and the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act.

    Outdoor Excursions

    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 todayswcc spring retreat

  • Motorcycle Rider Training

    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.

    See class schedules for all motorcycle training courses and registration instructions.

    Contact Workforce Solutions at (276) 964-7244 or email workforce@sw.edu for more information.

    View classes in Workforce Enrollment Services (WES)

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For more information about programs, courses and funding opportunities listed on this site, contact Workforce Solutions:
Email: workforce@sw.edu
Phone: 276.964.7244
Postal Address: P.O.Box SVCC, Richlands, VA 24641
FedEx, UPS Packages: 724 Community College Road, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609