Glen Oaks Community College announced that it will serve as a Frontliners Champion to support the Futures for Frontlines program unveiled today by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The program provides the opportunity for essential workers during the pandemic to attend community college for free.
“We believe strongly that those who were required to work during the state shutdown this past spring so that the rest of us could stay safe are heroes and deserve our thanks,” said Dr. David Devier, Glen Oaks President. “Many of the men and women we represent were out in the community putting their health and lives on the line.”
“Providing these frontline workers in essential industries with access to tuition-free community college –even if they don’t have their high school diploma or equivalency – to pursue their career and personal dreams is a wonderful way to say, ‘thank you’ – they earned this.”
As a Frontliners Champion, Glen Oaks has committed to make sure members know about this opportunity.
Futures for Frontliners offers Michiganders who worked in essential industries during the April 1-June 30
period, but do not have a college degree, free tuition to their local community college to pursue an
associate degree or a skills certificate on a full-time or part-time basis while they continue to work.
Those without a high school diploma or equivalency will be eligible for services to help them prepare for and complete this credential and go on to a community college or job training program. The application period runs through December 31 of this year with enrollment available beginning in January of 2021.
To apply and learn more about Futures for Frontliners, visit www.Michigan.gov/Frontliners.