Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"YOU can go to college."

"YOU can go to college."

VAST Academy is a program of the Houston Community College System that provides post-secondary transition programs and comprehensive support services which lead to meaningful credentials, employment and independence for differently-abled individuals. 

Opportunities include vocational certificates, pre-college and freshman success “bridge” courses, career readiness credentials, internships and employment assistance offered through an inclusive, relevant and affordable avenue. There is also optional post-secondary dormitory style housing available.

The vision of VAST Academy is to be a "post-secondary, affordable program of choice, for 'differently abled' individuals seeking workforce certificates and academic advancement, leading to professional careers, employment and independence."

VAST aims to be integral part of the economic and educational life of it's local community through collaborative partnerships.

The program also hopes to serve as technical resource model, sharing best practices with community colleges and institutions seeking to develop similar model programs

Visit this Friendsday WEdnesday page at:

http://vast.hccs.edu/