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A Program For Transitional Assistance And Low-Income Individuals

Our Mission
The mission of the Choices Program is to provide support services that meet the needs of transitional assistance students and other disadvantaged individuals. As a dedicated advocate, Choices promotes intellectual growth, realistic self-appraisal, enhanced self-esteem, career exploration, social responsibility, appreciation of diversity, and achievement of personal and educational goals for all Choices students.

Student Services is committed to the college’s mission of creating a supportive and safe environment for all our students.
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CHOICES is a program specifically designed to serve and meet the needs of Transitional Assistance (Welfare) and other qualified low-income individuals.

Through a group experience, career planning is designed to foster each person's self and occupational awareness and assist each participant in recognizing and understanding her/his vocational strengths and limitations. As a result, participants are better prepared to begin the process of choosing, finding, and keeping employment. The following are covered:

  • Individual biographical data
  • Personal and career decision-making
  • Harrington-O'Shea Career Decision-Making System
  • Career Ability Placement Survey
  • Multiple Assessment Placement Survey
At the end of the three day assessment period, participants receive individual career counseling. A decision is then made as to whether the client prefers to be referred to short-term training, referred for job search, or to enter the Choices program. For those clients choosing education, the program offers credit academic and vocational college level courses, in-house certificates, group and individual support, personal skill development, and assessment and career counseling.
In order to insure a holistic approach to education, students are encouraged to participate in tutoring, workshops, extra-curricular college activities, and college clubs and organizations.
The average CHOICES student participates in the program for one or two semesters before matriculating into the general College population. For eligible recipients, day care fee assistance and transportation reimbursement is available through the Department of Transitional Assistance.
Patricia Reale
, Director x1316
Alice Wallace-Moore, Assessment & Advising Specialist x1316
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