Pictured from left to right: Janet McClure, SECU Financial Services Officer,
Electrical Lineworker students: William Garner, Jarrett Mills, and Devin Sparks-Steele.
Not pictured: Kelly Caudle
The member-funded State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation has awarded three Stanly Community College (SCC) students a SECU Bridge to Career Workforce Development scholarship valued at $500. All three students are enrolled in the Electrical Lineworker program and are scheduled to graduate in November.
The SECU Bridge to Career program strives to help remove financial barriers for unemployed and underemployed students seeking careers with sustainable wages in their local communities. Scholarship funding will be applied to educational expenses and other expenditures associated with their program of study through a North Carolina Community College Workforce Development program
Kelly Caudle, State Employees’ Credit Union’s local Advisory Board member and IT Academy Program Head at Stanly Community College, commented, “SECU members share a deep commitment to education and the cooperative spirit of helping others. The SECU Bridge to Career program is an opportunity to help these students succeed, opening doors that will challenge and prepare them for a new career and future in today’s workplace. On behalf of SECU Foundation, it gives me great pleasure to offer our congratulations to the scholarship recipients.”
With the combined commitments for the SECU Bridge to Career and “People Helping People®” Community College Scholarship programs, SECU Foundation funding for the North Carolina Community College System totals over $1 million annually.
Stanly Community College’s Electrical Lineworker training program provides knowledge and climbing skills necessary to enter into the field of power distribution. Electrical Lineworkers install and/or make repairs to electrical power distribution systems. This rewarding career requires dedicated employees who work well as a team and who like to work outdoors.