Friday, October 3, 2008

Free Academic and Vocational Training

BoogieDowner was pleased to receive an email recently from the Bronx Educational Opportunity Center, a SUNY run facility that provides tuition-free (yes, free), academic and vocational training to youth and adults who live in the Bronx.

Here's some additional information about the center should you be interested in taking some classes:

The Bronx Educational Opportunity Center is an educational institution of the State University of New York, established to educate and train economically and educationally disadvantaged youth and adults in the Bronx communities. The center offers tuition-free academic and vocational education in a life-long learning process, in order to develop a skilled workforce for the future. In and through the educational activities, the center is also a force and a catalyst for community revitalization and total development of the individual. The center also offers job placement assistance, internships, college and career guidance, case management.The Bronx EOC values dignity and self-respect in every individual in the community. It believes that the disadvantaged people in the communities have a right to self-determination and power through higher education and greater participation in the society.

We provide tuition-free training in: English GED (Day), Spanish GED (Day), Vocational and Academic Preparation Lab (Day), College Preparation (Day), Executive Assistant (Day), Security Guard Registration (8 & 16-hour, Fire Guard & CPR/First Aid) (Day), Emergency Medical Technician (Day), Direct Support Professional (Direct Care Worker) (Day), Medical Assistant (Day) and College Prep.

The Bronx EOC Admissions Process
Step 1: Monday & Wednesdays is registration from 9:00am - 10:15am. Bring in photocopies of all documents as listed below. You will submit the required documents, complete an application, and take a brief test.
Step 2: Tuesdays and Thursdays is TABE testing-Wednesdays is SABE testing (for Spanish GED students). Testing begins at 9:30am sharp.
Step 3: Immediately following the exam you will receive your test scores and attend an interview with a Case Manager for eligibility acceptance. You will be given a follow-up call to meet before the Selection Committee.
Step 4: Upon acceptance, you will receive an EOC “Letter of Acceptance” with a date for you to attend orientation. On the first day of classes you will be given a class schedule. Step 5: Attend classes!!!!

List of required documents for registration:
1. PROOF OF UNITED STATES LEGAL STATUS – U.S. Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, Citizen Certificate or Alien Card (If Alien card is not available foreign passports will be accepted only if it reflects DHS/INS stamp).
2. PROOF OF EDUCATION - Not a requirement for GED classes.
3. PROOF OF N.Y. STATE RESIDENCY – State Issued ID, Lease, Voter Registration Card, Bank Letter
4. PROOF OF INCOME - No Notarized Letter, W2 or Paystub accepted. However, letter on letterhead from a community organization stating the lack of income is acceptable.

For more information, please visit their website here.


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