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DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Greater Texas Foundation grant supports dual credit students

Automotive Technician students working on a car

The Greater Texas Foundation awarded the four-year, $200,000 Dual Credit for All grant to Lone Star College Foundation to reach local high school students attending Lone Star College-North Harris.

The grant focuses on Aldine and Spring ISD students pursuing a certificate in one of five Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs: Automotive Service Technician Certificate I, Computer-Aided Design, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Occupational Entry Certificate Level I, First Line Logistics Leader Certificate Level I, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate Level I.

"LSC-North Harris will serve additional students by covering the program costs, which can often be expensive for many of our students," said Cathleen Tyson-Ferrol, Director, Educational Services and Partnerships. "This grant will help increase the supply of students pursuing CTE certification to meet the demands of the Houston economy while exposing additional students to stackable educational options after they obtain level I certification."

The purpose of the grant is to:

  • Increase Dual Credit enrollment by 23%
  • Enroll 70 additional economically distressed students into CTE courses
  • Increase Dual Credit CTE completion by 20%
  • Increase Aldine and Spring ISD College, Career, and Military Readiness funding by an additional $350,000


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