Moline Foundation grant to help students get short-term training - Black Hawk College

Moline Foundation grant to help students get short-term training

block of typed text with training bolded & knowledge highlighted in yellowThanks to a $3,500 grant from The Moline Foundation, Black Hawk College will be able to help more Quad-Cities residents upgrade their skills or train for new jobs.

The Reskilling Project at Black Hawk College fills gaps in financial assistance for students who want to enroll in short-term training programs. These programs usually do not qualify for traditional financial aid, but short-term training can be just what some students need to improve their employment options.

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While most students need assistance with tuition and fees, others may just need assistance with paying for a textbook or buying a welding hood and gloves. The flexibility to evaluate each student’s need on an individual basis helps to fill gaps and address barriers that can prevent individuals from moving forward in a current or new career pathway.

“We are grateful to The Moline Foundation for supporting our students as they seek training and certifications that can improve their employment opportunities during these challenging times,” said Glenda Nicke, the college’s dean of adult and continuing education.