Gateway to College Program, Montgomery County Community College

Posted by Montgomery County on January 5, 2015

FREE Gateway to College Program at Montgomery County Community College

To assist youth than have dropped out of high school, ages 16 to 21, in Montgomery County enter the emerging workforce and achieve their future goals — secure a better paying job, advance their career, earn a better wage, build life skills and gain self sufficiency – the Youth Empowerment Program is offering FREE training and workshops at Montgomery County Community College to qualified young adults.

Eligible youth will enroll in one of the Montgomery County College Community College certificate program in health science or manufacturing technology. Additionally, youth will earn their Commonwealth diploma and career certification, work in summer internships, receive holistic student support and assistance with career placement.

Program Eligibility Criteria:
• Students must be 16 -20 years of age
• Dropped out from high school for at least 6 months
• 8th grade reading level
• Demonstrated readiness for reengagement

Program Benefits:
• Diploma – Commonwealth Diploma awarded after completing first 30 College credit hours
• Employment – Students enter career pathways earning employment credentials
• Post Secondary – Initial 30 credit hours at the college will stack to associate degree
• Job Placement – assistance upon completion

The program is offered at both the Blue Bell and Pottstown campuses. The campus is conveniently located near public transportation. Call Marcos Crespo at 610-278-5148 by Friday, January 9th, 2015 to schedule an appointment or attend an orientation session.

Contact Info:
Marcos A. Crespo, Career Specialist
1340 DeKalb Street, Suite 1142
Norristown, PA 19401

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