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072822 training available Many people are rethinking their career choices, especially since the economy has changed due to COVID.

Special to the News-Times

NACOGDOCHES — Greater East Texas Community Action Program is offering funding for potential students who wish to be trained, retrained or to earn degrees.

As the fall school year approaches many people may be considering education plans, and East Texans are encouraged to get serious about job skills. Funding and assistance for education and training can be challenging.

Support services for those attending classes are often needed as well.

According to Division Director Teresa Land, many people are rethinking their career choices, especially since the economy has changed due to COVID. Short term training classes, certificate classes or a college degree may be a goal for those wishing to have more stability or a better paying job.

Executive Director Karen Swenson said the program is the best opportunity for comprehensive support to help individuals complete training and degrees.

“This funding likely will not continue,” she said. “We really hope many in rural east Texas take advantage of this opportunity. The application process does take some time but can truly be life-changing.”

The RISE Case Management Program provides assistance with expenses related to training or education. Support services for rent, utilities, and other needs may be available. Eligibility is based on household income and circumstances.

GETCAP is partnering with local community colleges and universities as well as other training entities to encourage students to seek education. Short-term certificate programs are included in this effort as well as degree programs.

The application can be found at www.get-cap.org. For more information email Shawna Jordan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (936) 615-0522.

For more information about all GETCAP assistance programs visit the website: www.get-cap.org. GETCAP programs are available to all regardless of race, sex, color or national origin.

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