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Presentation explaining how the unemployed, military families, and disadvantaged youth can take advantage of government resources to pay for their professional certificates at Kennesaw State …

Presentation explaining how the unemployed, military families, and disadvantaged youth can take advantage of government resources to pay for their professional certificates at Kennesaw State University.

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  • 1. KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITYCollege of Continuing and Professional Education John Roland Director of Development
  • 2.  The College of Continuing and Professional Education offers hundreds of classes in the classroom and online. Our focus is on professional development, but we also offer a variety of life enrichment classes. In 2011 alone, over 22,500 students came through our program.
  • 3.  Our College awards certificates in a variety of programs:  Healthcare  Project management  HR  Paralegal,  Management  Meeting & event planning  Technical writing  Web design -- just to name a few.
  • 4. Because a traditional four-year degree is not a perfectfit for everyone, we are offering another route to careersuccess. These training programs make sense for youif you’d rather train for several months than severalyears, but you will still be part of Kennesaw StateUniversity.
  • 5. Over 40 certificate training programs have beenidentified as possible courses for young adultslooking for direct career training in a matter ofmonths.
  • 6. Your certificate programs focus only on studies that directlyrelate to the training field, with no core classes required. Inaddition, students training through the Futures program do nothave to submit SAT/ACT test scores or transcripts and are notrequired to go through the regular university admission process.
  • 7. Wonderfulinformation . . .sohow do I pay forthis???
  • 8. Let me give yousome options . . .
  • 9. Financial AidThe following are financial aid options:  Continuing Education Loans  Employer Educational Vouchers  Military Education Benefits (VA GI Bill (Ch. 30, 31, 33 Post-9/11, 35) and TA)  MyCAA - Military Spouse Career Advancement Account  Workforce Investment Act Funds (WIA)
  • 10. Financial Aid Military Educational Benefits VA GI Bill: Chapters 30, 31, 33 Post-9/11 and 35 Active duty and honorably discharged members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines may qualify for military education benefits. VA reimbursement follows VA regulations for certificate programs. Education Office: 1-888-GIBILL1 http://www.gibill.va.gov.
  • 11. Financial Aid MyCAA Offers up to $4,000 to military spouses. Spouses of active duty and activated National Guard and Reserve Service members are eligible. Military spouses who are military members themselves are not eligible. https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa. OneSource Career Consultant at 1-800-342-9647.
  • 12.  CobbWorksYouth ASSETS services address challenges faced by the regions youth who are from low income families, school dropouts, runaways, homeless, youth with disabilities, juvenile offender, or in the foster care system. Young people, 14-21 years of age, interested in full-year youth programs funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) must be low income and possess significant and defined barriers to education and employment. The program provides youth with a broad range of year-round coordinated services. These services include assistance in academic and occupational learning, development of leadership skills, and preparation for further education, additional training and eventual employment.
  • 13.  To apply for the WIA grant, contact the One-Stop Workforce Center for the county in which you reside, or the county where you worked when you were laid off from employment. The web address for the list of One Stop Workforce Centers is: http://www.dol.state.ga.us/find_one_stop_centers.htm. The WIA application process takes several weeks, so please dont delay in getting started. Once WIA grant approval is awarded by the One-Stop Workforce Center, contact Continuing Educations Registration at cefinancialaid@kennesaw.edu for a Letter of Acceptance.
  • 14. Certificate programs at KSU approved for WIA funding include: • Administrative Professional• Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) • EKG Technician • Human Resources Management • Medical Billing & Coding - Online• Medical Billing & Coding Specialist • Medical Interpreter • Medical Office Assistant (MOA) • Medical Transcription - Online
  • 15. Certificate programs at KSU approved for WIA funding include: • Meeting & Event Management • Microsoft Office • Paralegal • Pharmacy Technician • Phlebotomy Technician • PMP Certification Preparation • Six Sigma Black Belt • Technical Writing Basic • Web Design
  • 16. Bundled WIA approved programs include: •Administrative Coordinator (Administrative Professional, Microsoft Office, Meeting and Event Management)•Administrative Plus (Administrative Professional, Microsoft Office) •Project Management (PMP) Exam Prep and Microsoft Project-Online •Healthcare Technician (Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician)
  • 17. Bundled WIA approved programs include: •Internet Design & Development (Web Design, Advanced Web Design-Online) •EKG/Phlebotomy Technician (EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician) •Medical Office Assistant/Medical Billing & Coding (Medical Office Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding Specialist)
  • 18.  The new program, now known as Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), will offer up to 12 months of Montgomery GI Bill benefits for older unemployed veterans. The program is part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act which also includes tax breaks for companies that hire veterans.
  • 19.  Thatmeans that pre-9/11 veterans who often feel left out, may soon qualify for as much as $17,600 ($1473 a month) for education and training. Here’s what you should know about the new VRAP:
  • 20.  This benefit can be used to earn an associate degree, non-college degree, or certification, and training for a high demand occupation. According to the VA, the program will begin July 1, 2012. This new benefit will be limited to 45K vets in FY2012 and 54K for FY 2013 through March 31, 2014. Once participating veterans have completed the VRAP education program, the Dept. of Labor will provide employment assistance.
  • 21.  To be eligible for the VRAP GI Bill Veterans must: Be at least 35 but no more than 60 years old. Be unemployed (as determined by DoL). Not have a dishonorable discharge. Not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program. Not be drawing VA compensation due to unemployability. Not be enrolled in a federal or state job training program.
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  • 23. For questions regarding financial aid,please contact Continuing EducationRegistration @ 770-423-6765,Email: CEFinancialAid@kennesaw.eduor visit our website atccpe.www.kennesaw.edu