Students at Stanly Community College will soon be better equipped to explore, plan for, and pursue career opportunities, thanks to a grant from the Alcoa Foundation. The grant, awarded in November 2021, will help fund the development of new interactive digital tools focused on career exploration and planning.
“There is a need for colleges, local education agencies, and other workforce development partners to do a better job providing students with information about career fields, education requirements, and realistic earning and job placement data,” said Jeff Parsons, Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer.
“While several resources exist, they are disconnected from each other, presenting a challenge for students and displaced workers, especially in rural communities, as they seek to determine the best path forward to support themselves and their families. Stanly Community College is very grateful for the Alcoa funding that will help SCC develop a more comprehensive and interactive digital pathways tool. This tool will integrate with a newly designed website to guide students through their educational journey and career plans.”
Stanly News & Press: Stanly Community College receives grant funding from Alcoa Foundation