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NYC teachers, and their unions, foster learning

Grants deliver access to continuing education, training

Posted 8/18/23

For a few years after joining the Professional Staff Congress in 2002, Martha Sanchez, a senior lab technician at Bronx Community College, applied for and received several professional development grants through the union. 

She profited as much as she could from the PSC’s Higher Education Officer-College Lab Technician (HEO-CLT) grant, which awards up to $3,000 for the pursuit of further education. She used the funding to complete a web development certification program and enroll in classes at NYU. The grants, she said, proved invaluable. 

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