b'G.O.A.L.S. ProgramNiagara County Community College now has additional opportunities for students to further their education and start a successful career.The Gaining Occupational Academic and Leadership Skills (G.O.A.L.S.) Program funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant offers essential hands-on training and practical skills to people between the ages of 18-24 in the following programs: Hospitality, Machine Tool 1, Medical Billing, Pharmacy Technician and Pre-Apprenticeship.These training programs are shorter than a typical degree and certificate programs, with classes offered in the evenings. The WIOA grant provides students the opportunity to receive tuition and textbook assistance, NFTA transportation, academic support, monetary incentives, counseling and career guidance, and guaranteed interviews upon completion of the course.TheFirst G.O.A.L.S. program cohort inAcademicsprograms additional benefits include networkingPharmacy Technician Trainingopportunities, job and college readiness training, credit for prior learning and state certifications that lead to employment with higher wages and careers in high demand occupations.P-Tech Grant in Collaboration with Niagara Falls High SchoolAs part of New York States Cohort V of the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) program, NCCC is partnering with the Niagara Falls City School District and Stavatti Aerospace, Ltd. to help students prepare for highly skilled jobs in technology, manufacturing and finance.The $2.8 million grant will fund specialized college and career training for academically and economically at-risk high school students, allowing them to earn a two-year degree while still in high school.A cohort of students will be on a dual path of graduating from Niagara Falls High School and obtaining an associates degree in Industrial Technology from NCCC.Upon completion of the program, graduates will be given exclusive first opportunities to interview forNCCC Advisor provides information jobs at specific companies within their field. to local high school students2019-2020 Annual Report9'