Montgomery Community College's
Workforce Development Center
Who Are We?
Montgomery Community College's Workforce Development Center is where innovation, empowerment, and resources unite to assist the great people of Montgomery County and beyond. We specialize in offering short term training courses that not only allow a person to enter into a new career, but the specialized training to help them advance in their career. We aid current and future small business owners with the right tools and resources to not only achieve their goals, but exceed them.

We offer financial resources to help individuals thrive in school and on the job. We are on the receiving end when local industry needs specialized training or a qualified employee. In addition to injecting the workforce with talented workers, we offer opportunities for personal growth through our unique programming that allows people to just have fun! Much like a financial advisor, we are with you every step of the way. 
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SECU Scholarships Fund Training for Wallace-Dunn HVAC Employees
Have you ever heard the term upskilling? The term describes a relatively recent workplace trend that facilitates continuous learning for employees. Individuals can “up their skills” by participating in training programs and development opportunities that expand an employee's abilities and minimize any skill gaps they may have.

MCC’s Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program is currently upskilling several Wallace-Dunn HVAC employees in its evening programming. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program provides knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools, instruments, residential building codes, residential system sizing and advanced comfort systems.

“This is another example of how private-public partnerships are meant to work,” explains Andrew Gardner, Dean of Continuing Education for MCC. “Wallace-Dunn employees received full scholarships through our State Employees’ Credit Union relationship. In turn, local citizens are raising their skill levels and expanding their career options.”

The State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation established the SECU Bridge to Career Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to obtain state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials through MCC’s Department of Continuing Education
The Foundation scholarship funds can be used for registration fees, books, certification fees, course supplies and other educational expenditures charged to the student’s MCC account.

Wallace-Dunn HVAC, Incorporated started in 1980, with a focus on commercial construction. Insured and licensed in North and South Carolina, the company plans, specs, designs, and builds commercial systems of all sizes.
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The Finish Line Is Just the Beginning
If you are enrolled in one of the programs listed below and have completed 50% of your educational program, there is a grant that can assist you!  
  • Business Administration
  • Dental Assisting
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Nursing 
  • Welding
  • HVAC
  • Phlebotomy 
  • Nursing Assistant 
  • Medical Assistant
  • Basic Law Enforcement 
  • Human Services Technology
  • Forestry Management Technology
The Finish Line Grant was created to help community college students complete their training when facing unforeseen challenges. Financial emergencies like car repairs, rent, utility bills, childcare expenses, internet bills, and car insurance are some of the expenses we can seek to provide assistance for. The reality is financial emergencies happen, but we have a grant that can take care of them!

For more information, questions, and program requirements call 910-898-9669 or email As always, we look forward to exceeding your expectations!  
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Finding a niche in a community, our state, our nation: Montgomery Community College
“Where is our niche as an institution?”

Dr. Chad Bledsoe, the president of Montgomery Community College (MCC), posed this question almost as soon as I arrived. As I wandered around the campus, community leaders, the MCC leadership team, instructors, and students focused my attention on the role of this community college, not just locally, but in our state and in our nation.
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Are you interested in joining the fastest growing job sector in North Carolina?
Online Career Readiness programs for both Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy are taking place now! These 16 week certificates can provide instant access to full time employment, great part time opportunities for extra cash, and NA will meet the program prerequisite for both LPN and RN programs. Call 910-898-9672 to register for a Career Readiness Program and to learn about scholarship opportunities.   

Fun Fact: North Carolina is projected to add more than 389,000 new jobs between 2017 and 2026. Health Care and Social Assistance, NC’s largest industry by employment, is projected to be the fastest and highest growing, with 93,000 new jobs (16.1%) added. 

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