A new grant program is being offered to provide direct support and funding to at-risk youth and young adults who are interested in attending Skagit Valley College.
Angel Aguilar-Corrales, Job Corps Scholars (JCS) Navigator, is recruiting potential youth (ages 16-24) who qualify for their JCS grant. Angel and her colleague will work one on one with students, helping with the application process, developing an education and career plan, and providing extra support. SVC will provide students with funding for tuition, transportation, book costs, housing and food.
Individuals who qualify are those who come from low income backgrounds, live in one of five counties (Skagit, Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Snohomish) and have one barrier to higher educations (including High School Dropout, homeless, are in the Foster Care system, Caring for a Child, Student with disabilities or English deficient).
The programs covered in this grant include certifications for Medical Billing & Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Automotive, Manufacturing, Marine Technology, Multimedia & Interactive Technology, Technical Design, and Welding. We also offer GED and High School programs concurrently.
See the attached flyer in English and Spanish. SVC is currently accepting referrals for Spring quarter.