A new grant will pay for residents of Rutherford and Polk counties to get short-term job certifications.

The programs include:

  • Professional Truck Driving
  • Massage Therapy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Healthcare Billing and Coding
  • Phlebotomy
  • EMT and Paramedic Technician
  • And others yet to be scheduled

“We are pleased to announce the Isothermal Workforce Grant, which will help students pay for these workforce certifications that are not always covered by conventional financial aid,” said Dr. Greg Thomas, vice president of Academic and Student Affairs. “These are high demand jobs in healthcare, transportation and human services that pay well and can provide great opportunity in our community.”

The money for the new grant program comes from Isothermal’s institutional scholarship funds and was approved late last year by the college’s board of trustees.

For information about signing up for any of these programs, contact Dee Spurlin at [email protected] or 828-395-1416.