Virginia College in Mobile

Virginia College in Mobile

The sudden closures this month of four Virginia College campuses across Alabama affected about 1,100 students.

The Alabama Career Center System, in cooperation with the Alabama Community College System, AIDT, the Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (SWAPTE), and the Rapid Response Team (part of the Dislocated Worker Unit at the Alabama Department of Commerce) is hosting emergency information sessions for students and employees who have been impacted by the sudden closings.

Degree and training programs are available to students through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, including full and partial funding for two and four-year degree programs, vocational and industrial training, and more. Qualified applicants can participate in these programs at no charge. Employees can also take advantage of benefits such as mortgage assistance and unemployment insurance, among others.

“We realize that many students were left without options with this closing,” said Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington for a news release. “There are many programs available and we want to be sure that students know about them. In some cases, they may be able to finish their education at no cost. Affected employees should also attend to find out what services may be available to them.”

Meetings will be held in Mobile, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Huntsville.

Meeting information is as follows:

MOBILE 

Mobile Career Center 

515 Springhill Plaza Court  

Mobile, AL 36606

(251) 461-4146

2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

2 p.m. Thursday, Jan 3, 2019

MONTGOMERY

Montgomery Career Center

1060 East South Blvd.

Montgomery, AL 36116        

(334) 286-1746

1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19

BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham Career Center

3216 4th Ave. South

Birmingham, AL 35222

(205) 582-5200

10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 17

HUNTSVILLE

Huntsville Career Center

2535 Sparkman Drive NW

Huntsville, AL 35810

(256) 851-0537

2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19

Space is limited, so students should call ahead to reserve a spot. Information about these programs can also be found at www.joblink.alabama.gov.

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