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Brunswick Community College Receives Grant

Brunswick Community College Receives Grant

Brunswick Community College and several other North Carolina schools have received grant money to help encourage students to complete their college educations. The goal of the grants from the John M. Belk Endowment is to create more career pathways for students while strengthening the North Carolina workforce.

The grants together total $9.6 million, with $7.75 million being allocated for a program called “Single Stop” which will use technology, counseling, and training to show students resources to help pay for college. Spread out over 3 years, the grant will fund “start-up and software development costs and implementation of services at more than a dozen sites, including community colleges, veterans’ centers, and historically black colleges in North Carolina.”

Brunswick Community College, specifically, will receive $150,000 that will go toward their “Project Finish Line” campaign. The goal of this campaign is to reengage people who have completed some college to return to school to complete their degree or credential.

Executive director Kirsty Teskey of the John M. Belk Endowment stated that the organization “recognizes community colleges play a vital role in getting more North Carolinians into family sustaining jobs,” and that “in a state with the third largest community college system, the Endowment will continue to invest in their efforts to get more students through credentialing programs equipped with the skills they need to excel in the jobs of tomorrow.”

This is just another great reason to call North Carolina and Brunswick County home. Here we are investing in our people and their educations in order to grow and better the community. If you are looking to move to our area, please reach out to me – Anne Arnold – your local community and real estate expert. I can be contacted by calling 910-933-2445.