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MTCC AmeriCorps Part-Time College Coach - Montana Tech
Upward Bound and Talent Search connect TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) with low-income and first-generation students who apply to college at Montana Technological University. SSS-eligible Montana Tech STEM students are typically born and raised in small, rural Montana towns and come to campus with limited exposure to academia. In many ways, these students’ skills reflect the limitations of rural Montana secondary schools, and as entering freshmen, they lack the confidence and skills acquired through demanding electives and rigorous college preparatory curriculum. SSS-eligible students in Montana Tech’s STEM disciplines encounter hurdles to their education and there are many indicators that show undergraduate students, especially those who SSS serves, need support. At Montana Technological University, 27% of students are low-income and 7% are first-generation. Students often lack mentoring and college access knowledge, which results in 63% of students failing to submit the FAFSA. 12% of students require remediation when starting college and 34% of students fail to maintain good academic standing by failing at least one course. The retention rate for all students is 79% at Montana Tech, which demonstrates the vital importance of these academic support programs. Founded in 1900 as the Montana State School of Mines, Montana Technological University is the leading STEM institution in the Rocky Mountain West. The University was founded to help fill the growing need for resource managers and engineers, and it has stayed true to that objective throughout its long history. Montana Tech’s programs consistently top national, regional, and state rankings that measure return-on-investment or performance on professional licensure examinations. Graduates receive a high-quality STEM education and enjoy excellent career placement rates into in-demand fields.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will participate in training that specifically teaches the best practices of serving and supporting first-generation and low-income youth. The member will be provided with a list of college students to mentor. The member will maintain contact with mentees and provide appropriate support at the discretion of staff members. In addition, the member will coordinate with both the SSS and Montana 10 programs at Montana Tech to plan events. The member will use materials given by the project to create, organize, and execute various retention and success workshops and academic enrichment activities.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development . 
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MTCC AmeriCorps Part-Time College Coach - Montana Tech

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2023  -   08/31/2024

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations MONTANA  


Accepting Applications
From  08/09/2023  To  08/31/2024 

Contact Adrienne vanHeumen
32 Campus Drive
Missoula   MT   59812

Listing ID 63625


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