Gulf Coast Community Action Agency puts spotlight on GED
By Jennifer Lenain
Feb 8, 2013, 18:21
The Gulf Coast Community Action Agency, Inc. (GCCAA), hosted an open house for educators in Hancock County on Friday.
The mission of the GCCAA, located at 640 Hwy. 90, Waveland, is to identify and improve the physical, economic and social environment of citizens in the service area.
Workforce Investment Act Supervisor Erica Hollimon introduced the "Working on Winning" GED program to the group of invited guests.
"It is a GED, job training and pre-employment program," Hollimon said.
Providing services for those between the ages of 16-21, GCCAA provides all materials needed to study for the GED and the initial test fees are paid for by the agency, Hollimon said.
Students in the program will receive pre-employment skills, including: Job search training, interviewing, resume writing and work ethics.
Upon completion of the program, students are followed for one year to ensure that they stay on the right track, Hollimon said.
GCCAA will assist with enrolling in college and completing financial aid applications.
Deputy Directory Dr. Deborah Moran also addressed the educators, "As a community of educators, please keep us in mind," she said, "Even if we can't help you, we will help you find the resources you deserve."
GCCAA's other programs include: Head Start, Community Service Block Grant (CSBG), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP).
For more information, visit www.gccaa.org or call 228-467-0158.