Food Stamp Recipients Eligible for Free Job Training
East Central College has funding available for eligible food stamp (SNAP) recipients to complete a short-term job training program at no cost to them.
The SkillUp program is funded by the Missouri Community College Association and the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division. The program is a component of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Family Nutrition Services (FNS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The College has funding available for eligible students to enroll in one of several programs to complete an ECC certificate in less than 16 weeks.
According to ECC’s SkillUp Program Coordinator Melissa Willmore, the programs provide students with a competitive advantage. “The skills gained from the coursework strategically places the participant in a position to quickly enter the workforce, receive a competitive wage and begin their career.”
The programs offered include Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medication Technician, Certified Logistics Associate, Fast Track Welding, HVAC Technician, Manufacturing Maintenance Technician and IT Help Desk Technician.
Interested students need to contact Melissa Willmore at 636.584.6530 or Melissa.Willmore@eastcentral.edu.
For more information visit https://www.eastcentral.edu/cwd/skillup/.