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Wayne Post
  • $780K grant adds resources, training to FLCC’s GED program

  • Finger Lakes Community College has been awarded a grant to enhance its general equivalency diploma program with increased student support and an emphasis on computer literacy.

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  • Finger Lakes Community College has been awarded a grant to enhance its general equivalency diploma program with increased student support and an emphasis on computer literacy.
    The college will receive $155,988 each year from 2013 to 2018, for a total of $779,940. The funding is part of the federal Workforce Investment Act and is awarded by the New York State Education Department’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education.
    The grant will pay for the addition of case managers who will work alongside teachers in the GED classes offered by FLCC. The case managers will offer guidance on matters like childcare and transportation to help ensure the students’ completion of the academic program. They will also be able to offer referrals for counseling and other support services.
    The grant will also fund expanded technological training for teachers, who will learn how to use the latest classroom tools like Smart Boards, as well as computer programs and Internet resources.
    For more information, visit flcc.edu.
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