Special outreach, college and career prep programs - GCC
- Tech Prep: The Tech Prep program is a partnership between some western Massachusetts High School and three communities colleges, Holyoke Community College, Greenfield Community College and Springfield Technical Community College. Through the program, students get a head start in high school toward technical training at the college level. The goal of Tech Prep is to improve the abilities of students to successfully enter the work force. It consists of a comprehensive educational plan tied to career objectives. A Tech Prep program is a four-year sequential offering utilizing academic and vocational courses that lead to advanced skill enhancement.
Greenfield Community College is affiliated with: Frontier Regional High School, Greenfield High School, and Franklin County Tech High School.
Key Words: High school-college partnership
Contact: Karen Green (413) 774-3131 ext. 334
- Jump Start: The goal of Jump Start is to provide women with the necessary skills to enter college. This includes learning more about occupations and degree programs which promote science, math and technology, as well as non-traditional careers. Jumps Start promotes the use of an integrated curriculum. Classes meet for 14 weeks, four day/week, 5 hours/day. The classes include hands-on science, communication skills enrichment, computer literacy, learning and study skills, and extensive career exploration.
Jump Start has not received the necessary funding to continue to run. The director and the staff involved in the program are hoping for and working toward resuscitating it.
Key Words: Women, college courses, Promoting Women and Minorities
Contact: Barbara Hendrickson (413) 774-3131 ext. 327
- Learning Assistant Program: Learning Assistant Program is a complete peer-tutoring program with many different parts. There is a writing lab and math lab as well as academic and non-academic counseling. All departments have individual tutoring by course as needed. Norm Beebe 774-3131 ext 362- firstname.lastname@example.org is in charge of the math lab.
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