Workforce, Economic and Community Development (WECD) at PHCC is now offering funding assistance to career credit students. Financial aid, grants, and scholarships are available to students enrolling in eligible workforce training programs at PHCC.
Indicates a FastForward Program (Formally Workforce Credentials Grant or WCG)
Fastforward is a short-term training that leads to industry credentials based on the needs of local employers. Most programs take between 6 and 12 weeks.
Eligible Workforce Training Programs:
How do I apply?
Those 18-59 years old receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) may qualify for the Eleveate/SNAP Grant, which provides training and support for participants interested in starting a new career. In addition to job training, other supportive services are provided including: transportation assistance, eye exams, eyeglasses, job interview clothing, tools, and work uniforms.
The Elevate/SNAP Grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and PHCC is one of seven colleges in Virginia receiving it. A two-hour information session is held weekly when students can learn more about the opportunity.
The Elevate/SNAP Grant is part of a study in which students are randomly selected to participate. Aside from attending an information session, students must take a reading assesment. After the evaluation/test, students are randomly selected to participate in the program and receive free career training and additional services. Those not selected are sent to social services to help with outside resources, but they can still receive tuition assistance through other sources.