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Workforce Development & Career Readiness

Sharpen Your Skills, Broaden Your Interests

The Workforce Development and Career Readiness (WDCR) department, formerly known as Continuing Education, places an emphasis on the value of lifelong education and provides a variety of courses and activities to meet the needs and interests of individuals, businesses and industries in the area. We offer occupational, academic, avocational and practical skills classes for individuals 18 years of age or older and for those who need vocational or professional retraining and upgrading.

Noncredit Class Schedules


Fall 2016 Scholarship

State Employees Credit Union Foundation Continuing Education Scholarship

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) WDCR department is pleased to begin accepting applications for the fall 2016 State Employees Credit Union Foundation Continuing Education Scholarship.

Ten scholarships are available and each scholarship is $750.00.

Application Process

To be eligible to apply, students must enroll in a WDCR course that is at least 96 hours in length, will lead to a state-level certification testing eligibility and have a start date that falls between Sep. 1, 2016 and Sep. 30, 2016.

Successful completion of the course is required to receive funding. Applicants who are chosen to receive the scholarship will receive a sponsorship for the scholarship amount for their course.

Students must also meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Be unemployed.
  • Be unemployed and receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.
  • Be under employed (earning 200% below federal poverty level).
  • Be a veteran or a spouse of a veteran.
  • Be a member of the North Carolina National Guard.

Please download our application for full details and requirements.

Scholarship Application

Applications will be accepted beginning Aug. 17, 2016 and must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2016.

Professional Head Shot

A requirement of the application is to attach a professional head shot with the application package. Professional head shots will be scheduled on Aug. 29, 2016 from 9 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. on COA’s Elizabeth City Campus in room FC 121C. There is no charge for applicants.

Completed applications should be forwarded to Laura Rollinson (FC 104 Elizabeth City Campus). Recipients will be selected and notified on Sep. 1, 2016.