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This grant provides funding to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region for the Williford Education Revitalization Program (WERP). The goal of the Williford Education Revitalization Program (WERP) is to renovate and repurpose an existing school facility that will be used to deliver a unique learning space for Nash and Edgecombe County residents between the ages of 14-22. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region will provide intensive, hands-on vocational training and educational programming for young people currently in high school and those who are no longer in school to enter the culinary arts or the lineman programs at Nash Community College (NCC). Local businesses have indicated a need for trained employees and have expressed interest in partnering with the program. Participants will receive ten weeks of training culminating in a certificate of completion from NCC. Successful completion will prepare students to transition to NCC where they can complete certificate, diploma, or degree programs. Each participant will also receive soft skills training and career counseling that will result in an individualized career plan. The program anticipates serving 50 to 75 participants per year.