Ready to launch a new career or upskill in your current profession?
WakeWorks Propel is a new training initiative to assist Wake County residents with job transition and economic recovery.
The initiative offers scholarship awards of up to $750 for accelerated non-degree Workforce Continuing Education courses leading to industry-recognized or state credentials for 20 high-demand jobs in five career fields. Most of the courses can be completed in 3 to 6 months.
The awards are based on student need and cover the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific supplies, and credentialing exams.
Students also receive program guidance from Wake Tech career coaches and employment planning, job matching and other support services from Capital Area Workforce Development’s NCWorks Career Center.
Propel programs offer opportunities for immediate employment or consideration for a WakeWorks apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship program. Courses begin in January 2021 and start dates vary depending on program pathway.
Programs and Pathways
Skilled Construction and Maintenance Trades
Frequently Asked Questions
Scholarship awards are up to $750 per class and cover the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific equipment and supplies and credentialing exams.
Yes. Some of the pathways have multiple classes to earn certification. If your initial course does not cost the full $750, you can use any remaining award balance toward a second course in the pathway.
Awards are need-based, and recipients are selected based on information provided on the application. Numerical scores will be assigned to each criterion based on several factors to include, but not limited to, financial need, employment status, veteran status, and stated career objective.
Yes, Capital Area Workforce Development’s NCWorks Career Center will provide employment planning, job matching, and other support services.
The WakeWorks Propel program is funded through September 30, 2022.
No, but other scholarship money may be available for other Workforce Continuing Education courses not part of WakeWorks Propel.
Propel awards will be granted for courses beginning in January 2021. Class dates will vary by program.