Financial Assistance and Continuing Education Scholarships

This is a great time to get assistance with your education. For classes in Health Occupations classes such as Nurse Aide, OPT, and Clinical Massage, costs are usually more affordable than traditional classes. These programs led to certifications with careers in the particular industry the student is pursuing. These also lead to further educational opportunities. There are several options for any student in any situation. Each resource has its requirements. Potential students are encouraged to reach out to these resources before registering for class. Below are listed the Funding, contact person, phone number, and email.


Financial Assistance applies to:

  • Short-Term Programs
  • Workforce Training
  • Registration fees, books, supplies, and other costs may be covered


You may be eligible for financial assistance through one of the following programs:


Applicable Programs

Short-Term Approved Employment Training

Health Services

  • NAI
  • NAII
  • NAI Refresher
  • Medication Aide
  • CPR
  • Phlebotomy
  • Electronic Health Records Specialist

Advanced Manufacturing

  • 5S + Safety: Visual Workplace Management
  • Certified Logistics Associate
  • Machining Fundamentals
  • CNC Machining 101
  • Forklift
  • Industrial Maintenance Academy
  • Aerospace Composites Assembly
  • Manufacturing Boot Camp
  • LEAN Six Sigma

Workforce Training

  • Introduction to Human Services Phases II
  • Spanish for the Workplace
  • IP Networking
  • Office Professional Certification
  • Computer Career Skills-Office 2016
  • Effective Teacher Training
  • Electrical Foundations

Hospitality & Tourism

  • Controlling Alcohol Risks Effectively (CARE)
  • Exploration of Malt Brewing
  • Cheers for Beer
  • Exploration of Hops in Brewing
  • Certified Hospitality Supervisor
  • ServSafe Manager
  • Whitewater Rafting Guide
  • Zipline Guide



Samantha Justice, WIOA Case Manager, Continuing Education Workforce Development


STEP Program (individuals with Food and Nutrition Services in Buncombe County)

Christi Cortese


Reset (individual 18-24 years old only)

Kristin Kress



Goodwill Industries

Only Ed 2 Go courses and Classes are held at Goodwill

Annabelle Almeida



Samantha Justice, WIOA Case Manager, Continuing Education Workforce Development



Samantha Justice, WIOA Case Manager, Continuing Education Workforce Development


Other employment training may qualify or become available.

Buncombe County WIOA Contact:


Madison County Contact:

Stacy Peek