Food and Nutrition Employment and Training

Lincoln County is 1 of only 15 counties in North Carolina operating this program!

The Employment & Training program is offered to eligible Food and Nutrition Services (Formerly Food Stamps) recipients age 16 and up who meet certain criteria.

Lincoln County DSS has teamed up with Gaston College and Grace-Mar to help Lincoln County residents become self-sufficient.

We may offer:

  • Academic Counseling
  • Virtual Training 
  • Case Management
  • Financial/Registration Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Job Retention Services
  • Resume Assistance
  • Job Search Training
  • Supplies and/or tools necessary for work/school]
  • Job Retention for up to 90 days

Click here for program overview

If you're interested in any FNS E&T programs, click here to fill out an interest form and E&T staff will reach out to you.  

A vast selection of programs are available at Gaston College!

Online programs available:



Grace-Mar is located in Charlotte but they are able to serve all FNS E&T counties in NC. 

Click here to view trainings that are available online