Grant to help direct students to college |

Grant to help direct students to college

Staff report

The AT&T Foundation has donated $10,000 to support Western Nevada College’s “Bridge to Success” program.

In November, more than 500 high school students will visit WNC and meet with technology instructors in areas of interest.

Students will receive information about admissions, counseling, financial aid, and registration. Lunch will be provided and students will have a chance to win prizes, including a scholarship to WNC.

“This outreach will target minorities who are interested in Western’s occupational programs,” said John Kinkella, WNC dean of Student Services. “These programs lead to high-demand, high-wage jobs. This grant will be a significant help to us in achieving our goal of increasing minority participation in higher education.”