Apply Now for Occupational Training Scholarship

August 29, 2017

Wayne Community College Workforce Continuing Education Services is accepting applications for scholarships for occupational training.

The State Employees’ Credit Union Continuing Education Scholarship was created to assist unemployed and underemployed adults, military veterans, and members of the National Guard with gaining marketable skills for future employment.

The scholarship is awarded to individuals taking continuing education courses that lead to a state-recognized or industry-supported professional credential. Applicants may be already enrolled in an applicable course or seeking to take one.

Eligible courses include
Amazon Web Server Solutions Architect,
Basic Anatomy and Physiology,
CompTIA Network + Certification Preparation,
CompTIA Security + Certification Preparation,
Computer Repair/A+ Certification Program,
Health Unit Coordinator,
Emergency Medical Technician Basic,
Medical Billing and Coding Parts I and II,
Nail Technology,
Nurse Aide I and II,
Paramedic Initial Part I,
Paramedic Refresher,
VMware vSphere: Install/Configuration, Manage 6.0, and
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 6.0.

The scholarship reimburses up to $750 for registration fees, books, certification fees, and course supplies.

Application deadline is Sept. 15 for fall 2017 courses and Oct. 16 for spring 2018 courses.

For more details and an application, visit, contact program coordinator Maxine Cooper at (919) 739-6938 or, or go to the Workforce Continuing Education Services Customer Service Desk in the Walnut Building, first floor east entrance.

The scholarships are provided by the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation. Since 2004, the Foundation has supplied scholarships to each of the 58 North Carolina community colleges, with an annual commitment of more than $1,000,000.

About SECU and the SECU Foundation
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for more than 79 years. The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services, and investments through its partners and affiliated entities. SECU serves 2.2 million members through 257 branch offices, over 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 member services via phone and a website,
The SECU Foundation, a 501c (3) charitable organization funded solely by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare and human services.

About WCC
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As the college works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 14,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves. More information about the college can be found at

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