GCC Summer Programs Keep Students Busy

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Guam – The GCC summer programs for middle and high school students are all in full swing. 

Among those programs is the GCC Post Secondary Education Accessibility Initiative (PSEAI) and the middle school session of the National Summer Transportation Institute.

The PSEAI is sponsored by Citi Foundation. This program provides 20 selected graduates and incoming seniors with a six-week course that includes English and Math instruction, textbooks, tutors, financial aid counseling, college coping skills workshops, placement tests and career interest inventories. The program provides students with a strong introduction to post secondary education opportunities, numerous career choices, and greater awareness of the college registration and financial aid process.

[L-R: Veejay Ermita, 17, a dual-enrolled student at Simon Sanchez High School and GCC, and Bryant Santos, 18, an incoming freshman at GCC, take part in an icebreaker exercise during the GCC Post Secondary Educatino Accessibility Initiative on Wednesday, June 18 at GCC. The PSEAI, sponsored by Citi Foundation, provides 20 selected graduates and incoming seniors with a six-week course to prepare them for success in college. Their instructor is Marylee Palomares.]

The National Summer Transportation Institute allows students to experience the various fields within transportation and to talk to professionals in the field. Tours include visits to federal sites, the airport and airline industry. Students gain hands-on experience related to transportation. The middle school NSTI program is funded by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highways Administration through GovGuam’s Department of Public Works; the high school session is funded by GCC’s College Access Challenge.

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[L-R: Jalana Garcia, Stephenie Santos, Kateri Santos (not shown) Javon Garrido, Brandon Salumbides, Isaiah Macias, Elgin Torres, and Raymon Cruz measure and cut rebar for an accessibility ramp outside of the GCC Construction Trades building on Wednesday, June 18, during the GCC National Summer Transportation Institute. The students are learning about how to apply different subjects to professions in the transportation industry. The program is sponsored by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highways Administration through GovGuam’s Department of Public Works. An upcoming high school NSTI session is funded by GCC’s College Access Challenge Grant Program.]