MECC To Offer Second Information Session for Dislocated Miners

Power Grant flyer 5-24Big Stone Gap — Mountain Empire Community College will host an information session for individuals and family members who have been laid-off due to mining and mining-related industry labor reductions.

The session will be held Tuesday, May 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at MECC’s Dalton Cantrell Hall. Dislocated workers may qualify for free educational training supported by Mountain Empire Community College, the POWER-RESOURCE FULL National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) Project, the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), and the Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board. MECC will offer two training opportunities this summer in welding and 3-D design for individuals who qualify for WIOA funds.

Those interested in applying should bring their lay-off or closure letter to the information session. For more information, visit or call 276.523.2400.