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P&HCC receives $138,271 to boost short-term training opportunities

HENRY COUNTY, VA – Patrick & Henry Community College has received $138,271 as part of the Road to Success In Virginia Program.

The program seeks to prepare Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients for employment leading to self-sufficiency and independence from temporary benefits.

P&HCC says the program will serve as an entry point into career pathways for TANF recipients and provide an opportunity for partners to collaborate to enhance career pathways that support sector strategies.

The program design will incorporate in-demand, industry recognized, credential-based training, work readiness development, and wrap around coaching to assist TANF recipients in obtaining self-sufficient employment.

“Many in our area don’t have the resources and supportive services to attain the education needed for high-paying jobs. These funds will put a better future within reach of so many families in the area. Having a well-trained and educated workforce is crucial to growing our local economy.” said Rhonda Hodges, P&HCC Vice President of Workforce, Economic & Community Development.

Funding is provided by Temporary Assistance for Needy Families - US Department of Health and Human Services through a partnership with the Virginia Community College System.

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