Bay College “Futures for Frontliners” Applications On the Rise
Inspired by the GI Bill which provided college education to those serving their country in WWII, Futures for Frontliners is a tuition-free pathway aimed at those essential workers who have not yet obtained an associate or bachelor’s degree and want to advance their career in today’s competitive workforce.
Director of Admissions for Bay College, Jessica LaMarch, commented “We’re thrilled that the State is supporting our Frontliners who continued to work through the pandemic. It’s great to see the community rewarded.”
Since the program was announced, Bay College has received over 140 program applicants for the winter 2021 semester. Admissions, student services staff, and co-advisors are working hand-in-hand with applicants through the qualification and enrollment process. Applicants have until December 31 to be approved by the State and once approved can enroll in a career pathway either part-time or full-time with flexible online and hybrid class options.
Career paths in the medical field, among the many others available at Bay College, are seeing considerable growth for the upcoming semester due in part to the Futures for Frontliners program. Nicole Wagner, Medical Assistant Program Director for Bay College, stated “We are seeing more and more non-traditional students making career changes and upgrading their skills. It’s a win-win for our community and the people in it.
To learn more about the Futures for Frontliners program, to see if you qualify, or to apply, visit www.Michigan.gov/Frontliners. Explore career paths available at Bay College by visiting the Bay College Futures for Frontliners web page. Winter 2021 semester begins January 11.