Northwest State Community College was awarded a $50,000, one-year grant from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). The grant enables Northwest State to implement the Accenture Learning Exchange Digital Literacy and IT bridge curricula to students at its UT-Scott Park campus in Toledo, through the LISC national Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative. The program will be implemented in January 2018.
Students who go through the programs will learn vital skills to increase their employability, strengthening Northwest State’s ongoing commitment to workforce development across all industries. They will also receive one-on-one assistance from academic and career advisors. The programs can serve as a gateway to the IT specialist short-term certificate, offered at both the Scott Park and Archbold campuses. These programs are a continuation of public services offered by Northwest State.
“This generous grant works hand-in-hand with the Financial Opportunity Center at our Scott Park campus, which provides financial coaching, employment counseling and assistance to accessing supportive services,” said Ashley Pere, NSCC grant writer.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to working with residents and partners to forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to work, do business and raise children. Additional information for LISC Toledo is available online.