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Ashland Chamber Members Receive Free Certificates

Ashland area employers are recognized as being indispensable to the success and viability of our community. Their active engagement in programs and services that promote economic prosperity define their role as leaders. These businesses require additional skilled staff to fulfill this vital mission. This holiday season North Central State College (NCSC) and Foundation will provide to Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce members a gift that will keep on giving for years to come. This gift includes financial support for four online certificates, with the Substance Abuse certification requiring a practicum, and includes our Supervision and Leadership two-day workshop training program.

Members can complete these certificates and training for free, with no charges.

Certificates available to Ashland Chamber Members

Certificate Title: Supervision and Leadership Workshop
Certificate Title: Operations Management Certificate Program
Certificate Title: Substance Abuse Certificate
Certificate Title: Microsoft Application Certificate
Certificate Title: Certified Bookkeeping Certificate

This Ashland Area Chamber Partnership Program is available for all Chamber member employers that agree for their employee to attend.  NCSC will use funding from a grant to cover the cost of tuition. In addition, the NCSC Foundation, in partnership with area donors, will cover the cost of books and other student needs. Please act now to participate in this value-added program, made available only to Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce members.

Final grant approval is determined and made by the NCSC Foundation. Email completed forms back to Susan Grass at To qualify for the program the following criteria must be met:

  • The organization must be an Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce member
  • The organization must sign an agreement to participate and allow their employees to participate
  • The student must apply to North Central State College.
  • All students must sign up for the selective service to be eligible for the program.

The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, NC State and the NCSC Foundation are committed to supporting student success. Each student in this program will receive financial support for tuition and books.