Monte del Sol Sustainable College and Career Readiness Program
This new program at Monte del Sol will allow students to learn and lead by doing, and at the same time learning and earning college credit towards a CTE Certificate and/or an Associate Degree. These opportunities can lead to careers which will offer to a living wage and a sustainable career, and will also create equity of support between traditional four year college-bound students and students seeking an alternative career path. We will be working in collaboration with Santa Fe Community College to provide Dual Credit courses on the MdS campus and on the SFCC campus. In addition, we will be working with SFCC Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Accessibility Services, Financial Aid, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, New Mexico Workforce Solutions and the State Apprenticeship Office to take advantage of all of the resources available to students (Dual Enrollment, Road to Success/Lottery Scholarships, Pell Grants and other relevant scholarships and programs applicable). The program’s goals are four-fold: to increase graduation rates in underserved populations; for students to graduate with a high school diploma; for students to earn a year's worth of college credit and/or a CTE Certificate; and in to provide SCCR students with 12 months of college and career counseling after graduation. Many students will be able to earn a certificate and/or an associate’s degree with little to no out-of-pocket costs to them or their families, leading to a sustainable career with a living wage.