To Expand Pool of Skilled Workers, North Carolina to Help Students Finish College
Riia O'Donnell and Jean Dimeo, Education Dive
Too often, financial emergencies such as unexpected healthcare costs, childcare expenses, or car breakdowns prevent community college students from completing their coursework and training. In North Caroline, a new program will help students reach their academic goals by providing small grants to cover unforeseen challenges.
The Finish Line Grants program also will further expand the state's pool of skilled workers by eliminating barriers that prevent talented students from completing the training necessary to secure rewarding jobs.