Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Piedmont Community College offers several financial assistance opportunities through the Workforce Development program. Contact Jeanette Godsey at (336) 322-2156 or by email at

Project Skill-Up Pathway

Have you worked in tobacco? Have you lost your main source of income and need to train for a new career? This special grant assists those negatively affected by the decline in the tobacco industry by assisting with up to $250 of tuition/registration fees, books and fees for short-term training. Contact Jeanette Godsey at (336) 322-2156 or by email at 

WIOA Title II - Adult Basic Skills

PCC’s Adult Basic Skills Department’s programs are funded through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy. Adult education and literacy programs provide academic instruction and education services for adult learners who are below college level that increases their ability to:

  • Read, write, speak English and perform math necessary to be able to earn a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Transition to post-secondary (college) education and/or occupational training
  • Obtain employment.

Source:  Adult Education & Family Literacy Act, Title II, Sec. 203.


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)-Title I & II   
Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments
Individuals who have been laid-off or who meet federal income requirements may qualify for financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Qualifying students receive assistance with tuition costs and many training-related expenses.

For Youth (ages 18-24), please contact Cynthia Claiborne at (336) 694-8062 or by email at

For Adults, funding is available to assist students in attaining a workforce certification, certificates, diploma, or associate's degree. For more information, contact Lucinda Clay, with EDSI Solutions at (919) 693-2686 or by email at