Cecil College receives GEER Funds

Published on September 29, 2020 under ,


Cecil College is the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund intended to support students working toward credentials to assist them in returning to the workforce.

This GEER funding is a portion of the $10 million provided by Governor Larry Hogan to Maryland’s community colleges providing workforce development courses and continuing professional education that lead to government or industry-required certification or licensure, especially to those who lost jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some highlights from Cecil College’s submitted plan:

  • Scholarships for students who complete their GED and want to continue their education towards a workforce discipline certification. Scholarships will cover tuition, books and supplies, and certification exam fees, in areas such as Medical Assistant and Basic Construction certification.
  • Credit course scholarships lead to a certification for in-demand disciplines such as drone technology and cybersecurity.
  • Technology to support students enrolled in these programs.
  • Equipment to support program enrollment. Equipment will be used long-term for these programs and enhance the student learning experience by providing access to up-to-date professional tools used in these fields.

Cecil College is grateful for the opportunity to receive funding to support our students as they return to the workforce.

For more information, visit www.cecil.edu/geer-combo