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

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)   
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. Funding is available to assist students in attaining a workforce certifications, certificates, diploma, or associate's degree. For more information, contact Lucinda Clay, with EDSI Solutions at (919) 693-2686 or by email at

For Youth (ages 18-21), please contact Cynthia Claiborne at (336) 694-8062 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