Johnston County Project Skill UP

Johnston County Project Skill UP is a scholarship program specifically designed to provide short-term training leading to employment for those adversely affected by changes in the farming and tobacco industry or military families.

Johnston County Project Skill UP funding request

If you are:
> A past or present agriculture/tobacco farmer;
> A quota holder or a family member that has been adversely affected by changes in the tobacco and agriculture industry;
> A past or present tobacco warehouse worker or family member;
> An Unemployment Insurance Claimant;
> An Unemployed or Underemployed (eaning within 200% of the federal poverty level or below) adult;
> A NC National Guard Member;
> A Military Veteran or Spouse
You may be eligible for this scholarship opportunity. We can help get you in a training program and assist you in your search for a new career!

smiling man at desk with laptopJohnston County Project Skill UP funds can help with registration fees and book fees purchased through the JCC Bookstore. 

Students must be registering for a program or course of 96 hours or greater that leads to a credential (either industry or state/national) and have a tie to the tobacco or agriculture industry.

Some training programs funds can be used for are:

  • Biotechnology
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Human Services

And many other short term classes!

Funding for Johnston County Project Skill UP is provided through a grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund. 


Johnston County Workforce Development Center
135 Best Wood Drive
Clayton, NC  27520
(919) 209-2591