Tobacco Trust Fund Supports LCC
Jeff Jennings of the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, second from left, recently presented Lenoir Community College with a $25,000 grant from the Commission to fund the college’s Project Skill-Up. The grant funds will be used to provide the employability and technical skills needed to enter or re-enter the workforce, according to LCC's Special Programs Coordinator Susan Gale.  The financial assistance that awards the scholarship funds, are based on need, and are provided to people who are unemployed or seeking to advance in their jobs. The Tobacco Trust Fund Commission was created to implement a state statute established to assist tobacco farmers, tobacco quota holders, people engaged in tobacco-related business, individuals displaced from tobacco-related employment, and tobacco-product component programs by funding programs that support, foster and facilitate a strong agricultural economy in North Carolina. Pictured left to right are LCC Board of Trustees Chairperson Grady Bethel, Jennings, and LCC President Dr. Brantley Briley.
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