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Walmart Brighter Futures Project


Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project


Taking charge of your own career path may be easier than you think. El Centro College offers different certificate programs for unemployed and underemployed financially challenged individuals. The classes within these programs are offered through Continuing Education on a Non Credit Basis.

Program Description

The Walmart program consists of various components that integrate basic skills with career and technical pathways to help adult learners acquire skills and certificates in high-demand occupations. These programs can also provide a bridge to college for both GED recipients and high school graduates.

Financial assistance is available for qualified applicant.

Call for more information.
 
Below is the list of certificate programs currently available:
  • Career Pathways
  • Business Office Support Specialist (BOSS)
  • Welding / Industrial Maintenance
  • Computer Information Technology – Technology Support
  • Allied Health: Certified Nursing Aide / Community Health Care Worker
  • ESL / General Equivalency Diploma (GED) / PLATO

Questions & Answers

When can I start?
We have classes starting in January 2014.
 
What is the cost of tuition?
If you qualify, the classes may be free - Please fill out the program application located at the following link:
Click here (Note: this PDF form needs to be opened with Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Click "Save PDF" or "Open with Different Viewer")
 
Why are these programs being offered?
The goal is to move unemployed or underemployed individuals into median wage careers to promote self -sufficiency.

Do I have to attend an orientation session?
Yes, orientation is mandatory.  Orientation covers information that will assist you in making an informed decision about your commitment to one of the career pathways.  However,
orientation is by invitation only.
 
Do I have to live in Dallas County in order to be able to participate in the program?
No, there are not any geographical requirements.
 
Does the program offer any transportation assistance?
Yes, DART passes may be available (while supplies last).
 
Who do I contact for more information?
Marcia Flowers
1402 Corinth St. Dallas, Texas 75215 # 1107
Email: mflowers@dcccd.edu
Phone - (214) 860- 5830 or Ms. Moore @ (214) 860- 5750

Registration

Fill out the Wal-Mart Registration form and submit by email
(Note: this PDF form needs to be opened with Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Click "Save PDF" or "Open with Different Viewer")

Connect with Us

Location:

The Continuing Education office (A260) is on the 2nd Floor of A Building, across from the cashiers office.
 

Hours:

  • Mon.-Thurs.: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Contact:

214-860-2226
214-860-2147
214-860-2124 (Fax)
5CEADMIT@dcccd.edu