FTC y Heart of Florida United Way ofrecen beca para diploma de escuela secundaria  

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Kissimmee, FL – Los adultos que deseen iniciar, retomar o terminar sus estudios secundarios en Estados Unidos podrán hacerlo gracias a la beca Access to Thrive in Education Scholarship” creada por Florida Technical College y Heart of Florida United Way.

A través del proyecto colaborativo se otorgarán 177 becas de estudios a trabajadores que deseen obtener su título de escuela secundaria y prosperar en la fuerza laboral. Los interesados en solicitar la beca deben haber terminando el octavo grado y presenter su solicitud antes del domingo, 30 de octubre de 2022. Las becas estudiantiles serán otorgradas a las primeras personas que soliciten y cumplan con los criterios de eligibilidad.

“Esta nueva iniciativa educativa es parte de la filosofía institucional de FTC”, enfatizó el Dr. James Michael Burkett, Presidente de FTC. “Queremos brindar oportunidades a hispanos para que puedan transformar su vida y la de su familia, así como también impactar positivamente su comunidad. La beca cubre el 100% de los gastos de educación y les permite a los participantes en obtener su diploma sin afectar sus responsabilidades familiares o laborales, ya que las clases las toman en línea de manera remota”.

“Estamos conscientes que la educación es la clave para impulsar la movilidad”, dijo Jeff Hayward, President & CEO de Heart of Florida United Way. “Nuestro deseo con este proyecto colaborativo con FTC es poder empoderar a los estudiantes para que puedan avanzar y mejorar su calidad de vida – de manera inmediata y para las próximas generaciones.”

El programa gratuito de escuela secundaria es provisto por Penn Foster High School, una institución educativa acreditada a nivel regional y nacional. La beca cubre los gastos de estudios, libros electrónicos, cuota de graduación, transcripciones y tarifas asociadas al programa.

“Esta beca busca ayudar a los hispanos a superar desafíos personales y cualquier tipo de obstáculos que le impiden progresar en su carrera y en la vida,” añadió Dr. Burkett.

De acuerdo a un estudio publicado el pasado año por American Institute for Research,  26 millones de estudiantes no obtuvieron su diploma de cuarto año y un 40% de los adultos en Estados Unidos no domina el idioma inglés básico, factores que afectan sus posibilidades de conseguir un buen empleo.

Para más información acerca de la beca, visite: “Access to Thrive in Education Scholarship” https://www.ftccollege.edu/pennfoster/.

 

FTC and Heart of Florida United Way Launch Pathway to Earn High School Diploma

 Kissimmee, FL – Central Florida working adults have a new option for attaining their high school diploma thanks to a partnership between Florida Technical College (FTC) and Heart of Florida United Way.

The organizations are pleased to announce the launch of Access to Thrive in Education Scholarship, an initiative that will award 177 full scholarships to adults seeking to obtain their secondary credential.  The application deadline for the scholarship is Thursday, Sunday, October 30, 2022. To be eligible to apply, students must have completed eighth grade. The scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

 “This program plays an integral part in FTC’s effort to offer pathways to educational development opportunities and break down barriers for underserved adults,” said Dr. James Michael Burkett, president of Florida Technical College. “We recognize that a significant percentage of adults in our community do not have the luxury of time or financial resources to access educational programs. This accelerated, online, and tuition-free option is available to fill that gap.”

“We believe that education is the key to upward mobility,” said Jeff Hayward, President & CEO, Heart of Florida United Way. “It’s our hope that through this partnership with FTC, we are able to enhance the lives of students, and improve their chances for family-sustaining employment – now and for generations to come.”

The free high school completion program will be provided through Penn Foster High School. The scholarship covers tuition, fees, e-books, graduation documents and transcripts.

“This scholarship aims to accelerate adult learners’ progression on a career trajectory and upward progression, and ultimately, create a positive impact on our community,” added Dr. Burkett.

According to a report published last year by the  American Institute for Research, the traditional K–12 system has lost over 26 million adults who have not attained a high school credential, and postsecondary education has not been realistically available for millions more. The shortcomings of our educational system are further reflected in the fact that nearly 40% of U.S. adults have below a basic level of English literacy, and nearly as many have not yet acquired the digital literacy required for today’s good jobs.

To learn more about the Access to Thrive in Education Scholarship visit

https://www.ftccollege.edu/pennfoster/.

 

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