Immediate: October 16, 2009
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Nassau Community College Receives Perkins Grant of Over $500,000
Garden City, NY - Nassau Community College is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $525,359 Perkins grant. The grant serves career and technical education students as well as two local Workforce Investment Boards in Nassau County. The NCC Foundation and Finance Departments will be responsible for the fiscal management of this project.
Perkins grants are awarded to develop more fully the academic, vocational and technical skills of secondary and post-secondary students who elect to enroll in vocational technical education by, for example, building on the efforts of States and localities to develop challenging academic standards; promoting the development of services and activities that integrate academic, vocational and technical education; and increasing state and local flexibility in providing services and activities designed to develop, implement and improve vocational and technical education.
The Perkins Project at Nassau Community College is directed by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 23,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 65 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. Visit www.ncc.edu for more information.