Montgomery Community College's
Workforce Development Center
Who Are We?
Montgomery Community College's Workforce Development Center is where innovation, empowerment, and resources unite to assist the great people of Montgomery County and beyond. We specialize in offering short term training courses that not only allow a person to enter into a new career, but the specialized training to help them advance in their career. We aid current and future small business owners with the right tools and resources to not only achieve their goals, but exceed them.

We offer financial resources to help individuals thrive in school and on the job. We are on the receiving end when the local industry needs specialized training or a qualified employee. In addition to injecting the workforce with talented workers, we offer opportunities for personal growth through our unique programming that allows people to just have fun! Much like a financial advisor, we are with you every step of the way. 
Financial Literacy Month
April is National Financial Literacy Month! Did you know that 63% of Americans want to prioritize financial education and 89% believe a lack of financial literacy leads to social issues such as stress related illnesses? Whether you’re just starting out or have been earning your way for quite some time, it’s never too late to learn about saving and improving your financial outlook. Developing a budget and building financial knowledge is the foundation for a brighter future. Montgomery Community College is ready to help you get started in the right direction with our Financial Literacy Workshops throughout the month of May.

To learn more, please contact the College and Career Readiness Department by calling (910) 898-9677 or email
Lean for Human Resources
It's All About the Promise of Tomorrow
The NextGen program is designed to support youth ages 16-24 interested in higher education or youth interested in overcoming employment barriers. Program participants learn to set and accomplish goals, understand how to be a responsible student and/or employee as they begin a solid career path with a promising future. Our staff at Montgomery County NCWorks Center, located in the MCC Workforce Development Center, will help you every step of the way.

The following are eligibility requirements and/or barriers:
  • 16-24 years of age
  • A citizen, permanent resident, or have a right to work in the United States
  • Selective service compliant (for males 18 years old or older)
  • High School graduate or dropout
  • College graduate seeking assistance with employment
  • Ex-offender and/or those who are justice involved
  • Homeless, a runaway, in foster care, or aged out of foster care
  • An individual with a disability
  • An individual who is pregnant or parenting
  • Low income individual
  • Basic skills deficient (below 9.0 TABE) or an English language learner
  • An individual seeking assistance to return to college for a trade skill, certificate, or degree

For more information, please contact Jessica Russell at or 910-898-9688.
National Welding Month
Welding is a career that is easily overlooked - a good weld is invisible 99% of the time!
Since 1996 National Welding Month has been celebrated in April, started by the American Welding Society (AWS). AWS said it best when they wrote: “National Welding Month is a celebration and there are many ways to observe it. The main goal is to raise awareness of this critical trade and appreciate those individuals who too often go unrecognized.” 

Montgomery Community College has been successfully training both males and females in the welding field for many years. Our students have obtained sustainable wage careers and others simply take classes for personal growth. We are especially proud of our spring 2021 Evening Class being led by instructor Alex Wilson. Five of his students have been hired by Growler Manufacturing, a veteran owned small business located in both Montgomery and Moore Counties.

During the hiring process at Growler, they encourage new employees to share available job opportunities with other welders they know. Students quickly shared this opportunity during class, even asking the instructor to focus more on the welding processes that they would need to be successful. The passion Alex shares for welding education and his willingness to ensure they are job ready is evident in the success of his students.

Word of mouth continues to be a valuable tool when trying to recruit. Welding is a HOT job market and many fantastic local companies are in need of welders. If you or someone you know is looking for a new skill, welding is one to consider. You know what they say: if all else fails, weld it back together!

How can you celebrate National Welding Month?  
  1. Introduce someone (maybe yourself?) to welding – MCC will start both day and evening summer welding classes on May 17, 2021.
  2. Apply for a GEER scholarship that covers 100% of the course cost
  3. Share on social media that MCC has upcoming welding classes.

For more information or to sign up for a Welding class, please call 910-898-9672 or email
MCC Pottery is Totally Kiln It
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