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“The objective of the H.O.P.E. Re-connect initiative is to increase the economic and social mobility of the people of Cumberland County and to make Cumberland County a more vibrant and prosperous community for all residents.”

H.O.P.E. Re-connect is a new adult-learner program at Fayetteville Technical Community College that provides accelerated training in high-demand skills to county residents who don’t have a college degree. This includes residents who have earned some college credits as well as those who have a high school diploma or less. H.O.P.E. stands for Hope, Opportunity and Prosperity through Education.

H.O.P.E. partners with employers to provide students with work-based learning internships and on-the-job training (OJT) experiences. The program’s funding, including $2 million in American Rescue Plan funds provided through Cumberland County, will help provide cost-of-living stipends to participating students during the initial training and internship experiences. After completion of the internship, students will be eligible for employment with businesses participating in the OJT program. Participants will receive technical instruction and on-the-job training, taking advantage of an “earn-as-you-learn” model to get into the workforce through an accelerated path to employment.

FTCC is proud to deliver H.O.P.E. of a prosperous future to adult learners, including those featured in the video below.

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