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Special Populations Academy

The Special Populations Academy provided an opportunity for Career and Technical Education professionals to learn about the innovative initiatives and activities that have been developed through the FY18 Special Populations Support Grant. The academy featured a national equity expert and highlighted national resources related to serving students entering in to nontraditional occupations and included presentations… Continue Reading

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Special Populations Support Strategies Webinar Series

The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support (ICSPS) presented  evidence-based strategies to effectively recruit and retain Students from Special Populations, as defined by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act.  There were 4 webinars in this series.  During each strategies were discussed and resources were provided.  If you have any questions related… Continue Reading

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Metropolitan College at Jefferson Community and Technical College

  Metropolitan College is a joint education-workforce-economic development initiative among the Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) in Louisville, the University of Louisville, Louisville Metro and State of Kentucky governments, and the region’s largest employer, UPS.  Acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Labor for best practices in innovative solutions to workforce development, Metropolitan College and… Continue Reading

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Building Bridges to Success at Galveston College

  Building Bridges to Success (BBS) at Galveston College in Galveston, Texas, is a Student Support Services program funded by the U.S. Department of Education that provides intensive academic and student support services to currently enrolled first generation, low-income, or disabled students. Program objectives include: to increase retention rates, to increase course completion rates, to increase… Continue Reading

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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services at Sierra College

  Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at Sierra College in Rocklin, California, is a college success, counseling support program for low income and educationally disadvantaged students. EOPS makes available to all qualified students a program of academic support by providing academic, career and personal counseling, instruction and referrals for tutoring as needed to ensure college success…. Continue Reading

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Carl Perkins Textbook Lending Program at Sowela Technical Community College

  The Carl Perkins Textbook Lending Program at Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was established through the Office of Student Support Services to assist students who are unable to purchase textbooks to begin their courses. With the assistance of Carl Perkins funds and a private grant, students can request assistance with borrowing… Continue Reading

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Student Money Management Center at Amarillo College

  Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas, received a grant from TG to provide students and their families with financial and economic literacy education, training and support services through the establishment of a Student Money Management Center (SMMC).  The main goals are to: help students understand key personal financial concepts, encourage student retention and degree completion, facilitate… Continue Reading

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Pennsylvania’s Keystone Education Yields Success Program

  The Pennsylvania Keystone Education Yields Success (KEYS) program, which began in 2004, assists parents receiving TANF or SNAP (food stamp) benefits who are in certificate or degree programs at Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges. Individuals are referred to KEYS by the human services agency, though many “self-initiate” their enrollment at community colleges and are later… Continue Reading

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Student Options for Success Program at Macomb Community College

  The Student Options for Success (SOS) program at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, connects students with a variety of community and public benefit organizations to help them with living expenses while pursuing higher education. Many students struggle with basic expenses such as food, rent, utilities, childcare and healthcare while in school. The SOS… Continue Reading

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RN Ready Program at Sauk Valley Community College

  The RN Ready program at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois, was geared toward students in the Nursing program who fell into at least one of the following Special Populations: economically disadvantaged, single parents or English language learners. These students had all failed one Nursing class which would set them back and put them at risk of… Continue Reading

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