Garrett College Part of Workforce Effort Targeting Homelessness
Last Updated on Aug 18, 2023 at 9:29am | Education
“Our goal is to maximize on this opportunity and funding to connect individuals and families in our community to the resources needed to be self-sustainable,” said Kaitlyn Glotfelty, Garrett College’s director of community and professional education.
“Through a collaborative effort, we will support participants by providing sufficient housing and opportunities for educational advancement,” added Glotfelty, “along with the support and tools needed to attain gainful employment.”
Glotfelty said Community Action will provide the housing and Garrett College will provide the educational opportunities for eligible Garrett County residents as part of this program.
Dr. Richard Midcap, the college’s president, said, “Garrett College is thrilled to be collaborating with so many respected community partners to combat homelessness in our region. Affordable housing and readily available workforce training are two critical strategies to address the problem.”
Glotfelty said the initiative’s concurrent work readiness programming, housing and other support services are available to 18- to 24-year-olds and to families with children under the age of 5. Participants will have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, post-secondary degree or industry-recognized credential.