About Outreach Services
Welcome to Workforce Instruction Outreach Services where we pursue scholarship opportunities for our students. Outreach Services is committed to helping prospective students obtain information about the value of education. Our primary focus is on individuals who are unemployed/underemployed, veterans, and at-risk youth. Through partnerships with the Texas Veteran’s Commission, Harris County Protective Services/Houston Alumni & Youth Center, Community Health Choice, Volunteers of America Texas, Capital Idea, and TWC/HGAC, we are able to support the educational needs of those they serve.
To engage agencies and organizations that have as part of their mission the educational advancement of the populations they serve. We assist prospective students transitioning from their organizations to HCC to have a seamless experience and provide support services as needed.
Through Outreach Recruitment Services we engage, strengthen, and maintain our community partnerships. Outreach recruitment is committed to helping students obtain information on career and educational goals that will improve the quality of their lives. We also attend career fairs, college fairs, community events, and visit career offices to provide information on Houston Community College.
Perkins Grant Support:
The Carl D. Perkins Basic Grant Program supports awarded applicants in educating students who enroll in CTE courses and programs in preparation for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations. The success of an Awarded Applicant (HCC) in educating these students will be measured by its ability to meet state targets for each of six core indicators negotiated with the U.S. Department of Education/Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) for the Perkins Basic Grant Program.
Carl D. Perkins Grant Support:
The Perkins grant receives funding to support Career and Technical Education (CTE) students with declaring their credit workforce majors. Based on the number of students with workforce degree plans and receiving financial aid (Pell Grant), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) provides funding for students needing assistance for childcare services and other services all funded through the Perkins grant.
Child Care Assistance Available:
THECB allows CTE students to receive child care services at HCC. Below is the required child care document for processing.
Download Child Care Document here:
Allowable Uses of Perkins Funding Also Include:
- CTE Instructional Equipment
- Student Industry Credentials
- Staff to support workforce student success
- Professional Development to maintain current with workforce trends and changes
Should you have questions regarding the Carl D. Perkins Grant Program, please contact Sheryl George-Jones, Carl Perkins Program Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org .