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Work Skills Academy

Work Skills Academy
Mayland Community College
Work Skills Academy
200 Mayland Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Program Contact Virginia Alvarado
Phone 828.766.1329

Work Skills Academy is a free training program for adults who want to build their skills for entering the workforce. This entry-level program is designed for Occupational Course of Study (OCS) graduates and others who have barriers to traditional work. Adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Through the program, students build skills, make connections with local employers, and master specific job tasks. Plus, over the course of the program, students develop an Interview Portfolio documenting their achievements and the specific skills they have mastered. Graduates of Workforce Academy will be better prepared for employment. Classes are held on the Mayland Community College campus in Spruce Pine. The college also offers Life Skills classes for students who may need to build skills before being ready for Work Skills Academy.

Work Skills Academy and Life Skills students are also involved in an ongoing service learning project called Life Works, where they are able to put into practice some of the academic and employability skills they are learning.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Tuition amount: $0.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Program is free through Continuing Education.

Housing is provided to students: No
Last updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 15:20