Tompkins Cortland Community College has announced Tompkins County residents are now eligible to earn a microcredential from the school for free. The deadline to enroll to be eligible for the scholarship is January 10th.
TC3 says with a grant from the Tompkins County Legislature’s Community Recovery Fund, Tompkins County residents who are in microcredential programs can have their Spring 2024 tuition and expenses covered. The total funding of the grant was $111,820 dollars, part of $6.53 million in grants provided by the Recovery Fund for a variety of organizations, government agencies, and small businesses to help recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
“Designed to teach specific, in-demand skills in collaboration with local employers or targeted job needs, microcredentials play a crucial role in providing the educated and skilled workforce the community needs. Taking less time to complete than a traditional degree or certificate, sometimes as little as one semester, microcredentials offer a valuable career credential upon completion and can lead directly to higher paying jobs.” TC3 said in a release.
Microcredentials are offered in a dozen fields by the school, including: Clinical Medical Assistant, Direct Service Provider, Electrical Engineering Technician, Food and Beverage Service, Medical Office Administrative Assistant, Micro-Nano Fabrication Safety, Residential Aide, and Special Education Advocacy.
More information about the program may be found HERE.