FNS Employment Training Program

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The Food and Nutrition Services Employment & Training Program, or FNS E&T,  is a grant-funded program operated by the Wilson County Department of Social Services (WCDSS) that supports individuals as they strive to achieve their educational and career goals. 

Partnering with Wilson Community College (WCC), eligible individuals are able to pursue various education pathways and workforce credentials for free. WCDSS and WCC work together to cover the tuition and fees, textbooks, uniforms, and more for all qualified participants.

Interested candidates must meet eligibility requirements and complete an application process in order to receive funding. Participation in the program is voluntary and can be declined at any time.

Eligibility Requirements:

Participants must:

  1. Be at least 16 years old, and 
  2. Live in Wilson County, and 
  3. Not currently receiving Work-First Assistance, and 
  4. must be currently receiving or be eligible to receive FNS (commonly known a food stamps) benefits.

How to Get Started:

If you would like to learn more about the FNS E&T Program and are interested in joining our program, complete the interest form, or contact a member of the Employment & Training team below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Biowork 
  • Cosmetology
  • CDL Training (This course is a partnership between WCDSS and A2Z Trucking Academy. You must contact Tammie Jones at 252-206-4010 to be considered.)
  • Forklift Operation Training
  • High School Equivalency 
  • Nurse Aide I
  • Nurse Aide II
  • Phlebotomy 
  • Pharmacy Technician Training
  • ServSafe Food Service

If the Continuing Education program that you are interested in is not listed, please contact Megan Clemons, Education Navigator, at 252-246-1369 to see if it may qualify for funding.

Note: Courses are subject to change and vary by semester.

FNS E&T does support certain curriculum programs (transfer programs excluded). However, special circumstances apply. Therefore, assistance will be considered case-by-case. Contact Megan Clemons, Education Navigator, at 252-246-1369 to discuss your needs.

If you would like to be assessed for food assistance, please call the Wilson County Department of Social Services at (252) 206-4000.

For more information, contact:

Tammie Jones Tammie Jones
Employment & Training Coordinator
Wilson County Department of Social Services
Phone: 252-206-4010
Email: ttjones@wilsoncountync.govWilson County Department of Social Services

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