360 Degree Program

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emily Griffith Foundation provides support for scholarships, and just recently we developed the 360 Degree Program. This fund provides support beyond financial aid and classroom instruction to our most vulnerable student populations. These populations include the 2,000 refugees and immigrants that attend EGTC every year, ex-offenders looking for a new beginning, people of color breaking down the barriers of economic inequities, and low-income residents looking to become self-sufficient.

The fund provides support stipends to aid them in achieving their Certificate in a Career a Technical Education (CTE) program as they pursue a trade, vocational, degree and/or GED program at EGTC. In addition, these students will receive social support from a Student Navigator to guide them through their academic career, from intake through job placement.

Entrepreneurial Training Program

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In addition to receiving a scholarship to help them earn a certificate in a technical program of their choice, students can apply for a scholarship to enroll in the “Starting Your Own Small Business” course. This is a comprehensive, six-week course that addresses a wide range of subject matter tailored to emerging entrepreneurs. Business topics include writing a business plan, money management, the use of credit, goal-setting, calculating cash-flow projections, market research, and marketing strategies and materials, among others.




English as a Second Language Programs

11_5csVocational Transitions courses and Emily’s Coffee Training Program act as intermediaries to further education and employment for ESL students at the College. In collaboration with Adult Education and ESL, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and community employers, each program aims to create an easier transition to vocational training and/or employment. Vocational Transitions classes enhance basic education by focusing on improving ESL students’ Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores to levels necessary to enter CTE programs at EGTC. Emily’s Coffee Training Program combines English language acquisition with career-specific training to prepare students for immediate employment. Emily’s Coffee Training Program utilizes job shadows to give students exposure to community employers and gain actual experience with the College’s employer partners.



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