GCC awarded $2.2M from education department to help adult learners – The Livingston County News

BATAVIA – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Genesee Community College a grant totaling $2.2 million to help unemployed workers, low-age workers and returning high school and college students enter or continue their education.

The federal TRIO Educational Opportunities Center grant comes in the form of a five-year cycle providing $430,441 each year to the TRIO Adult Educational Opportunity Center at GCC. This grant will help support programming and outreach efforts from the 2021-2022 through the 2025-2026 academic years. It is expected that more than 6,500 adult learners will benefit from the grant.

“Genesee Community College is extremely grateful for the opportunities this grant funding provides for our students and our community members. Our team of expertly trained AEOC team members work hard to maximize the impact our programs and services have for as many individuals as we can reach,” said Dr. Shelitha Williams, vice president of Student