GEER 2020-2021 Scholarship Information


Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER)


The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Program provides scholarships for eligible students who enroll in workforce training programs that lead to a state or industry recognized credential. The scholarships help cover all costs associated with these programs including registration/tuition fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation and other related costs of these courses.


Students Eligibility Requirement

  1. Resident of North Carolina
  2. Enrolled in a course that is at least 96 hours or more and leads to a state or industry recognized credential.
  3. Enrolled in one of the following ten programs of study (classes eligible for this program will display the GEER logo).


  • Construction
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology


Spring 2021 Eligible Classes:


Health Unit Coordinator

Nutritional Dietary Manager Part 1 & 2

Dialysis Technician

Nurse Aide Hybrid Course

Therapeutic Massage

Medical Coding

Geriatric Aide


Pharmacy Technician

Emergency Medical Tech

Advanced Emergency Medical Tech




Electrical Technician I

Electrical II

HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning/Refrigeration)



Business Administration

Paralegal Certificate Studies Program

To Take These Classes for FREE:

  1. Contact campus where you plan to take class(es) and place your name on the list for the class(es)
  2. Contact Ted Ollis at 828.766.1297 or to fill out an application

Note: All fees due at the time of registration will be paid by the GEER program so students will not have any out-of-pocket expenses.


For additional information about the GEER Program contact:

Ted Ollis  |  828.766.1297  |

For additional information about GEER eligible classes contact the campus nearest you:


Avery Learning Center                                  


Mitchell County Continuing Education  


Yancey Learning Center