Capital One Foundation awards $318,000 to Collin College

Collin College received a three-year, $318,000 grant from the Capital One Foundation to create a Technology Career Pathways Preparation Academy.

The multi-year grant is scheduled to kick off early spring 2017 with information sessions and will invite collaboration with several Collin County community-based organizations and technology businesses.

Jennifer Blalock is vice president of workforce & economic development at Collin College.

The creation of noncredit-to-credit and vica-versa career pathways will bolster employability and transferability of skills of Collin College students in high growth technology businesses and industries.

The Capital One Foundation provides funding to support programs for safe and affordable housing, financial literacy, workforce and economic development, school improvement and early childhood education. The Foundation’s grant-making serves national and local organizations that inform or implement best practices in the Foundation’s focus areas or operate programs in the designated geographic.

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