(College Activities Reap Educational Experiences Resulting in Success) The CAREERS Program is designed to help adults who lack job or educational experience but who demonstrate the ability and commitment to enter promising career fields. Funded by the USDOE (U.S. Department of Education) Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) grant, the CAREERS Program assists economically disadvantaged men and women in Career and Technical Education (CTE) credit programs. Special populations served by the grant include individuals with disabilities; individuals from economically disadvantaged families; including low-income youth and adults, individuals preparing for nontraditional fields (e.g., females enrolled in engineering, males enrolled in nursing); single parents including pregnant women; out-of-workforce individuals; English learners; homeless individuals; youth are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system; and youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces and is on active duty.


  • Financial assistance for books or childcare 
  • Exposure to career opportunities 
  • Enhanced personal professional and academic development 
  • Individual support, counseling and guidance 
  • Networking 


  • Students must have completed a FAFSA and be receiving financial assistance through MTC’s Student Financial Services department (SFS). Financial unmet need is used to determine eligibility. 
  • Students must be enrolled in MTC Career and Technical Education (CTE) credit programs leading to an associate degree, diploma, or certificate, and taking CTE courses. Exclusions include: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, General Technology programs and most “Pre” certificates. 
  • Students must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA. 
  • Additional criteria may apply.

To learn more about the CAREERS Program, contact 803.738.7863, email us at or visit MTC’s website.

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