Pottstown >> Montgomery County Community College students enrolling in the college’s Fast-Track to Employment Programs will benefit from a $10,000 contribution presented to the college by the TD Charitable Foundation.
The donation, presented Sept. 7, will support tuition assistance for students in the programs, with the goal of putting more Montgomery County residents on the path to jobs that offer family-sustaining wages.
The Fast-Track to Employment Programs, offered through workforce development at MCCC, include 14 programs in the fields of healthcare, manufacturing, professional, public safety and scientific and technical services. The programs range in cost from $900 for Microsoft Server Technician training to $7,950 for Massage Therapy. The time commitment for the programs ranges from just three and a half weeks up to nine months.
Regular college financial aid does not cover these types of training courses for adults or traditional-age students, according to Arline Stephan, vice president for Institutional Advancement at MCCC. She added that grants for students from the funding provided by the TD Charitable Foundation can provide enough help to get students through program completion.
“We are very grateful to the TD Charitable Foundation for this generous grant,” Stephan said. “They have been a tremendous partner with the college in helping to fund programs that make a difference for our students and in our communities, and this grant is another example of the TD Charitable Foundation’s impact.”
Completion of the programs prepares students for immediate employment and positions them for more advanced education, according to David DiMattio, vice president of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at MCCC.
“Many of the credits can be applied toward other certificates or degree completion for students who later wish to increase their skills through further education,” he said.
“Education opens so many doors and this program is a prime example,” said Tom Shoemaker, market president, TD Bank. “Montgomery County Community College is offering opportunities for students to learn and gain employment, which is invaluable, and we are thrilled to support such an effort.”
For more information about MCCC’s Fast-Track to Employment Programs or to register, visit mc3.edu/fasttrack. For more information on applying for tuition assistance for these programs, contact Denise Collins, administrative director of workforce development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-461-1127.
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank. Since its inception in 2002, the foundation has distributed more than $174.1 million and more than 17,000 grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. For more information about TD Bank or the TD Charitable Foundation, visit www.TDBank.com.