GSU to offer free classes for Hurricane Katrina, Rita victims

Grambling State University has received a grant to offer training/workshops to low and middle income families, particularly victims of Hurricane Katrina and Rita in the Grambling/Ruston area beginning this month through March. The workshops are designed to help the target groups toward economic self-sufficiency.Participants will benefit from this program in several ways.

– They will be provided with the environment and other tools needed to become financially and economically stable in today’s society at no cost to them.

– The participants will be shown steps on how to start a business, including counseling, referrals, tutoring and study materials to earn their GED.

– Job search/placement activities will be undertaken for the target group.

– Participants will also be taught how to use the computer to include adult reading and other exciting educational and professional opportunities.

The training sessions will be offered in the form of workshops and seminars. Meeting times will be mornings and evenings during the week and on Saturdays. The Computer Lab with Internet facilities will be open daily.

For more information, contact Dr. Benedict Nwokolo at (318) 274-2716.

Registration forms can be picked up in Room 138A of the T.L.James Building, Department of Engineering Technology.