Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Offers Career Path Help

Clifton Forge, VA – There’s a new program available at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College that provides financial assistance to adult students. It’s called the Adult Career Pathways Program. Joyce Shull Broughman is the Adult Career Pathways consultant at Dabney S. Lancaster. Broughman says through a federally funded grant program called the On Ramp program, the college is able to assist individuals who want to get back into the work force.

“The grant is to support tuition, books, fees and supplies” says Broughman. “The end result would be an expected credential of some sort for the student.”

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College is in Clifton Forge. The school received the grant money because of the high unemployment rate in the surrounding area. Broughman says the grants are substantial and will enable them to offer some workforce training so that individuals can either follow a new career path or hone current skills that will make them more marketable.

In the Adult Career Pathways Program students can begin taking classes this summer or start in the fall and continue on to second semester. The college will offer both certificate and 2 year degree programs. Two year programs may also transfer to a 4 year institution.

Information sessions on the program are being planned in Bath County. The dates have not been finalized yet. If you’re interested in the program Broughman can come to Bath to meet with you individually.

“I think this a great opportunity for out area” says Broughman. “We do have lots of money and we don’t want to give any of it back to the federal government. I know there are folks in the area that can take advantage of this to improve skills, to market yourself into the workforce. ”

For more information or to set up an individual meeting about the program call 863-2923.

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