Chattahoochee Valley Community College Offering Program to Help Meet Job Market Demands
PHENIX CITY, AL— Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) is offering a new program to help people return to work post the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pathway to Accelerating Career Enrichment or PACE is a training program designed to prepare individuals for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing, information technology, logistics, construction, and more.
“We have seen how the pandemic has affected our job market both nationally and locally,” said Dr. Shirley Armstrong, Workforce Development Director. “This training will help people gain the skills needed to enter the workforce for the first time, re-enter the workforce with new skill sets, or enhance their skills to move up in their current working industry. PACE is also ideal for those who have not completed high school. This opportunity allows people to earn a GED and gain valuable training at the same time.”
The program is a short training option to assist individuals so they may start work quickly, sometimes within a matter of weeks. PACE is structured to meet individual needs and career goals, so participants literally move at their own pace. There are numerous benefits to PACE. Individuals can earn valuable work credentials such as ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate, Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) Alabama Certified Worker Certificate, and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician-Safety Certificate. Earning college credit toward a degree or career technical certificate is also an option. On-the-job training at certain industries will provide first-hand knowledge of the industry while the participant is being paid a reasonable wage. Once the program is completed, participants will have an opportunity to interview with local business partners.
Funds for training are available for those who qualify to earn industry credentials from eight weeks or less to one year or more, dependent on the level of training needed. Qualified individuals may be funded through the WIOA program. The WIOA application may take 30 days or more to be approved.
CVCC’s PACE program is structured under the Alabama Workforce Stabilization Program (AWSP). Students may qualify for PACE through the Alabama Career Center, located on CVCC’s campus. For more information, contact Workforce Development at CVCC at 334-291-4964.
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