Awarded Funding for Re-Entry Project for Women
- The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $70,000 grant to the Illinois Institute of Technologyís Technical and Professional Communications Program.
- The grant was given under provisions of the Womenís Educational Equity Act.
Purpose of Grant
- The funding will provide stipends to unemployed or underemployed female college graduates.
- The financial aid is intended to help such women complete IITís Certificate Program in the Technical and Professional Communications Program.
The amount given will be based on two factors:
- demonstrated interest in a related career field; and
- the applicantís academic record.
The entire Certification Program comprises 17 semester hours and can be completed within one academic year plus a summer semester. Students enroll in classes emphasizing a wide range of skills, including:
- business, proposal and technical writing and editing;
- computer science;
- graphic design;
- visual and oral presentation; and
- intercultural communication.
The Certification Programís final phase places the student in an internship with a local business, government agency, foundation or research organization.
Certification Program graduates will be prepared for careers in a variety of fields, such as software, electronics, health care, aerospace and publishing.
Students interested in a career in communications should phone or write Program Director Susan Feinberg via the contact information below.
Susan G. Feinberg
Department of Humanities
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois, 60616