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RCCC uses grant to help tobacco workers

RCCC uses grant to help tobacco workers
KANNAPOLIS ó Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and its R3 Center are using grants of $60,000 from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to provide career assistance to tobacco workers, their family members and businesses adversely impacted by changes in the tobacco industry.
The grant funds are part of the Project Skill-UP program of the N.C. Community College System. The objective of Project Skill-UP is to provide education and training for individuals in the tobacco industry. In 2008, RCCC received an initial $40,000 Project Skill-UP grant.
The R3 Center offers workshops on workplace readiness and career development and conducts individual career counseling sessions. In addition, the center assists individuals in achieving career readiness certification, a national credential program that helps job applicants show proof of their basic skills to employers.
Scholarship funding is still available. Areas of training popular with Project Skill-UP clients have included certified nurse assistant, pharmacy technician and RCCC’s JobsNOW certificate programs.
The R3 Center is located at 164 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., in Kannapolis. For more information about the center and its services and programs, including Project Skill-UP, call 704-216-7201, or visit the center’s Web site at http://www.rowancabarrus.edu/r3center/.

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