Bryant & Stratton College Offers Help To Displaced Workersby test
In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama said, “A good education is no longer a pathway to opportunity, it is a prerequisite.”
In that spirit, and in an effort to help people in Buffalo who are affected by this challenging economy, Bryant & Stratton College will now offer new students a Retraining Opportunity Grant of up to $1,000 per semester to help cover the costs of a Bryant & Stratton College education.
Jeff Tredo, Director of the Western New York Colleges of Bryant & Stratton, says, “We understand what people are going through and we want to help. That’s why we’ve decided to assist individuals in the Buffalo area who are unemployed and worried about their future. Effective immediately Bryant & Stratton College will offer a Retraining Opportunity Grant in an amount of up to $1,000 per semester to qualified students who enroll in courses beginning in our September 2009 semester.”
Tredo explains, “We believe the President’s statement is true; today, more than ever, the pathway to opportunity absolutely requires a good education. We also believe very strongly that your path to a great future should not be obstructed by the cost of getting that education.”
Bryant & Stratton College’s 16 campuses are now offering a total of $500,000 in institutional grants to help people train for new careers.
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Tredo was recently asked if a college degree really can be an effective defense against unemployment. He replied, “Definitely. But don’t take my word for it. According to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate goes down dramatically with the level of education you receive. Plus, once someone earns his or her degree at Bryant & Stratton College, they receive free lifetime career placement assistance. In fact, we have a college-wide career placement rate of over 90%, which means the odds are excellent that once you earn your degree at Bryant & Stratton College, you will find career success.”
Bryant & Stratton College offers degree programs in such high-demand fields as healthcare, criminal justice, business and more. Many of these programs can be completed in as few as 16 months. Plus, they were all developed based on input from employers throughout the Buffalo area, so you’re sure to learn the skills they expect their employees to have.
Tredo concludes, “The people of Buffalo are our friends and neighbors. And as far as we’re concerned, when a friend or neighbor needs your help, you help them.”
Bryant & Stratton College is a career college delivering outcomes-based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. With campuses across four states, including an Online Education Division and Professional Skills Center, Bryant & Stratton College offers lifelong learning options through Associate degree, Bachelor degree and continuing education programs. For more information, stop by any of their campuses: Downtown, in Amherst and in Orchard Park. You can also call 884.9120 or visit www.bryantstratton.edu.