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    Gates Family Foundation Grant to Support Campus Expansion for Emily Griffith Technical College

Gates Family Foundation Grant to Support Campus Expansion for Emily Griffith Technical College

Emily Griffith Foundation has received a $75,000 grant from Gates Family Foundation to support expenses involved with the relocation of Emily Griffith Technical College into three new campuses.The Gates Family Foundation grant will help pay for build-out of two kitchens utilized by the Culinary Arts programs at 1860 Lincoln, to include investment in modern kitchen equipment and upgrades. More importantly, it will enable EGTC to provide a viable, high quality, state-of-the-art learning environment for its students to reflect the current conditions in the workplace.
This past summer EGTC began its move into three new campuses. The main campus is located at 1860 Lincoln, which houses the Colleges of Health Sciences, Creative Arts & Design and Business & Technology, along with the Adult Education & Language Learning Center, Continuing Education Division, administrative offices and Emily Griffith High School opened for classes in August. Additionally, the Video Production and Editing program moved to a satellite location at 9th and Sherman in September and a third campus, hosting the College of Trades and Industry will open in the summer of 2015.
Jeff Barratt, Executive Director of Emily Griffith Technical College, is excited by the opportunity the new campuses will create for students, “With our 50+ certificate programs spread out among three different campuses, we are hoping to build capacity continue to offer the same great instruction at the least expensive tuition point in the state of Colorado”. Alby Segall, President of the Emily Griffith Foundation, mirrors that excitement, “This grant from the Gates Family Foundation provides the resources for our students to have the best learning environment and catapult them into a careers and continuing education in culinary arts.”
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Daniels Fund supports Concurrent Enrollment

The Emily Griffith Foundation announces today that it has received a $250,000 Daniels Fund grant to support Concurrent Enrollment at Emily Griffith Technical College. Concurrent Enrollment enables high school students the opportunity to earn college credits, elective high school credits and potentially earn an industry recognized certificate. Students in Concurrent Enrollment take on a full academic agenda, attending high school during the day and Emily Griffith Technical College at night. Due to their academic schedules, there is little time for students to work, creating financial barriers when it comes to purchasing the necessary tools and supplies for their programs.
Thanks to the Daniels Fund contribution, Emily Griffith Technical College will establish a Concurrent Enrollment Resource Center. This center will provide a variety of resources for these students to ensure successful completion of their programs and help them obtain a future career. The Resource Center will be a one-stop shop for the students, helping them identify their skills and career choices, ensuring enrollment in the appropriate classes and supporting them in their efforts.

This innovative project is just one of the ways Emily Griffith Foundation provides financial support to Emily Griffith Technical College. The Foundation also raises funds for student scholarships, capital improvements, instructional equipment, endowment and other needs that cannot be funded by the school’s regular financial sources.
“The Daniels Fund will help hundreds of Concurrent Enrollment students pay for their college course materials and books that are typically not covered by their school district.” said Mary Madigan, Supervisor, Admissions and Concurrent Enrollment. “This scholarship will give students the opportunity to gain exposure to the academic challenges of college and earn transcripted college credit before graduating high school.”
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