Albemarle, NC – The member-funded State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation has awarded three Stanly Community College (SCC) students the SECU Bridge to Career Workforce Development scholarship, valued at $500, to study in the Electrical Lineworker training program for the Spring 2021 semester. The scholarship recipients were Corey Bryant (Seagroves), Nicholas Lambert (Robbins), and Noah Simpson (Concord).

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. Administered by each college, the initiative focuses on assisting individuals with finding vocational and job placement opportunities through eligible training programs that lead to state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials. 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.

With the combined commitments for the SECU Bridge to Career and “People Helping People®” Community College Scholarship programs, the SECU Foundation funding for the NC Community College System totals over $1 million annually.

SCC’s Electrical Lineworker training program provides students with the knowledge and climbing skills necessary to enter into the field of power distribution. To learn more about the Electrical Lineworker training program at Stanly Community College, please visit For more information about the SECU or the SECU Foundation, please visit