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NC Works Training Funding

NC Works Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), administered by NC Works, can provide qualified individuals with funding for approved training programs that will lead to long-term employment. WIOA is a program, funded by the federal government, with the goal of assisting low- to no-income adults, dislocated workers and youth who are enrolled or who wish to enroll in occupational training through College of The Albemarle (COA). Funds awarded may be used for registration, fees, books, tools, required supplies and other supportive services such as transportation, testing fees and childcare.

You may be eligible for funding if you meet the following criteria:


  • At least 18 years of age
  • U.S. citizen
  • No- or low-income

Dislocated Worker

Dislocated workers are people who have been terminated or laid off, have received notice of termination or layoff, are self-employed but unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community or natural disaster, are displaced homemakers, or been unemployed for 13 weeks or more or seeking to become employed.

NextGen (Young Adults)

  • 16 to 24 years of age*
  • U.S. citizen

*Males born after Dec. 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.


To receive assistance with tuition, books and registration fees, you must be fully enrolled in an approved WIOA program before the class start date. Depending on how quickly you provide the required documentation, the WIOA enrollment process can take up to 10 business days.

Contact NC Works

Please contact your local Career Center for information about approved education training programs.

Source Location Phone
NC Works Career Center Chowan County 252-482-2195
NC Works Career Center Dare County 252-312-6852
NC Works Career Center Elizabeth City 252-621-6350
COA Career Development Center Elizabeth City Kelvin Brown: 252-335-0821 ext. 2243