Albemarle – Three students at Stanly County Community College received the SECU Bridge to Career Workforce Development scholarship, the school announced in March. The program, a $500 value, funds study at SCC in electrical lineworking. The scholarship were awarded to Hunter Allred of Asheboro, Dylan Gregory of Oakboro, and Dakota Smith of Pleasant Garden.
“The SECU Bridge to Career Program strives to help remove financial barriers for unemployed and underemployed students seeking careers with sustainable wages in their local communities,” said the SCC press release. “Administered by each college, the initiative focuses on assisting individuals with finding vocational and job placement opportunities through eligible training programs that lead to state-regulated or industry recognized credentials. Scholarship funding will be applied to educational expenses and other expenditures associated with their program of study through a North Carolina Community College workforce development program.”
Kelly Caudle, a local advisory board member for the State Employees’ Credit Union’s and SCC’s IT Academy Program head, said of the announcement, “SECU members share a deep commitment to education and the cooperative spirit of helping others. The SECU Bridge to Career Program is an opportunity to help these students succeed, opening doors that will challenge and prepare them for a new career and future in today’s workplace. On behalf of SECU Foundation, it gives me great pleasure to offer our congratulations to Hunter Allred, Dylan Gregory, and Dakota Smith.”
SECU, through its Bridge to Career program and its People Helping People scholarship programs for community college students, give over $1 million a year to North Carolina community colleges.
“SCC’s Electrical Lineworker training program provides students with the knowledge and climbing skills necessary to enter into the field of power distribution,” according to the school. “To learn more about the Electrical Lineworker training program at Stanly Community College, please visit www.stanly.edu. For more information about the SECU or the SECU Foundation, please visit https://www.ncsecu.org.”