Student Success Center Gets Silver Certified for Work with LGBTQ Students

by Alana J. Mauger

2013 Silver LogoOUTforWORK’s (OFW) Career Center Certification Program (CCCP) recently designated the Student Success Center at Montgomery County Community College’s West Campus in Pottstown as a Silver Level LGBTQ Certified Career Center.

OFW is a non-profit organization that offers programs, services and other assistance to LGBTQ students, as well as staff training and webinars. The certification program focuses on developing career resources specially designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their allies.

Last year, MCCC earned a bronze level certification, which granted students and alumni access to OFW resource materials through the College’s online portal. As a certified institution, counselors, advisors and career coaches also have access to a library of OFW information.

MCCC’s Office of Career Services is part of the College’s Student Success Centers at both the Central Campus in Blue Bell and the West Campus in Pottstown. The centers offer programs, activities, and services that equip students and alumni with lifetime tools to explore careers, select career paths and conduct successful job searches in a rapidly changing world. To learn more, become a fan of Career Services on Facebook.

OFW launched its Career Center Certification Program in 2009. Since its inception, 317 career centers across the country have earned certification. To learn more about the program, visit outforwork.org.

Click her to view/download the full 2013 LGBTQ Career Center Certification Program Report

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