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Some LCC Students Getting Free Degree

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A free college education isn't something you hear every day, but it's happening for some at Lansing Community College.

Thanks to a new grant from the United States Department of Labor, an associate degree in information techonology could be free to those who qualify.

"Employers are saying they need people. They need good people. They need people with any type of experience or expertise. We're giving them this opportunity to get into a lucrative and sustainable field in it because the positions are so available," said Andrea Ragan, the executive director of the Capital Area IT Council.

The Michigan Area IT Council received the $4.4 million grant in 2011 and they're putting it to good use. So far they've handed out nearly 100 scholarships and now they're looking to hand out over 100 more to anyone who is un-employed or under-employed.

 

 

"I mean, I've been out of college for 20 some years, going back to school for the first time you're a little leary about what it's going to be, but you're dealing with people who are in the same situation that you are and it gives you the opportunity to not feel alone," said Theresa Scallen, an LCC student.

 

 

 

If you want more information on the program, visit Seen on 6. The deadline to apply is June 15th; classes begin this August.

 

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