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Starting July 1st, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Would you or someone you know like to have their GED testing paid for or financial assistance with a vocational trade certificate?


Western Economic Development Organization, a non-profit organization has been in business since 1971, and have provided a number of different projects that assistance low income residents in the surrounding areas. Our objective is to provide educational assistance for low-income individuals so they may receive a GED, and or a vocational trade certificate through ANY Community College located within the WNC.





  1. A form of identification
  2. An application completed
  3. A Self Declaration Statement form
  4. Documentation to confirm all types of income for family members related by birth, marriage or adoption, residing in the same household.
  5. Other information as requested

If you qualify, our agency will reimburse Haywood Community College for the GED testing fee and for a vocational trade certificate, subject to availability of Community Services Block Grant Funds.

Upon completion, our agency requires a copy of certificates to verify that the individual did receive their GED and / or a vocational trade.

Interested parties, contact:

Mary Ann Morgan

Executive Director of Western Economic Development Organization

144 Industrial Park Drive, Unit C,
Waynesville, NC 28786

(828) 452-7585

Patricia Smith

Dean of College & Career Readiness Department

Haywood Community College

(828) 627-4618

Doug Burchfield

Interim Dean of Workforce Continuing Education

(828) 564-5128

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