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TRIO announces funding for Starting Point and two new Student Support Services programs at MCTC

Posted on: August 31st, 2010 by insidemctc No Comments

Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) received funding from the U.S. Department of Education for three TRIO programs – Starting Point and two new Student Support Services programs.

MCTC’s Starting Point program will continue to be funded for the next five years. Since 1980, Starting Point has served eligible first-generation, low-income students by providing tutoring and supplemental instruction; academic, career and financial aid advising; exposure to careers, cultural events and academic programs not usually available to disadvantaged students; and a range of other programs designed to increase the college retention, transfer and graduation rates of program participants. (more…)