Western Piedmont Community College is accepting applications for two (2) Educational Resources Facilitators for the federal TRiO Talent Search program. These positions are 100% funded by a grant from the Department of Education in conjunction with Western Piedmont Community College and are contingent on continued federal funding. WPCC TRiO Talent Search is currently in year five of a five-year grant cycle. Continued funding is not guaranteed but expected for a new five-year grant cycle to begin September 1, 2021 and continue through August 31, 2026. WPCC TRiO Talent Search, a college access and success program, has been in existence for over 25 years and provides academic, career, and financial counseling to over 650 low-income and first generation 6th – 12th grade students each year. The goal of the TRiO Talent Search program is to help students achieve their dream of going to college by helping them persist in school, graduate high school, enter post-secondary education and complete a degree. Successful applicants would need to work flexible hours during specific programming events that take place outside of the normal work day, including travel and extended overnight trip activities. Also, personal travel utilizing one’s own vehicle is necessary at times as well as some overnight travel for staff development.
Western Piedmont Community College’s mission is to provide accessible, high-quality education that improves lives and promotes growth in our community offering over 100 Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates through 40 programs. Our vision is to become Burke County’s educational institution of choice where exemplary faculty and staff offer cutting edge programs of study in an inclusive environment thereby meeting local citizens’ educational needs which will foster regional economic growth. Western Piedmont Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.