Victoria College offers 'Take a Step' scholarships
Darin Kazmir

Victoria College is offering a limited number of “Take a Step” scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis for students who are unsure what career path to pursue after high school.

“VC wants to encourage high school and adult students who may not believe college is for them to ‘take a step’ towards a better future,” said Darin Kazmir, director of Marketing & Communications. “Once they complete a free class, they will be just one or two steps away from an entry-level job.”

Students can receive a $175 scholarship covering their first step toward earning an industry-recognized credential in the industrial trades. The Core Curriculum in Introductory Craft Skills course will be offered July 12-Aug. 4 at VC’s Main Campus and Calhoun County Center; June 7-22, July 12-27 and Aug. 9-24 at VC’s Gonzales Center; and Aug. 22-Sept. 13 at Gonzales High School. After completion, students will be one class away from earning NCCER Level 1 certification in industrial trades such as electrical, HVAC, welding, millwright, pipefitting and lineman. Students pursuing this path are not required to complete VC’s admission application.

Business students can receive a $264 scholarship covering their first step in Team Building, Office Management or Learning Frameworks courses that will be offered during the 2016 fall semester. Once completed, students will be two classes away from earning a Business Relationship Building Marketable Skills Certificate. The TSI Assessment is not required, but students must complete a VC admissions application.

VC Foundation scholarships and other financial aid may also be available for the NCCER Level 1 training and marketable skills courses.

For more information or to fill out a scholarship application, students can contact a VC advisor at (361) 582-2400 or (877) 843-4369.

Published: Wednesday, 01 June 2016

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