Gateway Technical College’s President and CEO Bryan Albrecht presented the college’s well-known boot camp and Gateway Promise programs at a White House Community College Convening event in Washington D.C. today which showcases the best practices from across America to strengthen community college access and success.
The event was hosted by Dr. Jill Biden and White House administrative officials.
College presidents, policymakers, elected officials, foundations and businesses leaders were among the group who spoke on solutions to improve college-readiness strategies. Albrecht spoke about Gateway’s Promise scholarship program as well as its nationally-known boot camp training program.
“It is an honor to represent Gateway at the White House Summit on Community Colleges,” said Albrecht. “Being recognized as a national leader in developing business partnerships is a testimony to our community that Gateway is providing employer-driven, high-quality education and training.”
The SC Johnson-supported Gateway boot camp program was featured as a model for demonstrating the important role tuition-supported programs mean to student success.
“Successful partnerships are built on trust and clearly defines roles and responsibilities within the economic ecosystem of your community,” said Albrecht. “SC Johnson understands how education can influence that ecosystem.”
The college’s Gateway Promise scholarship program was also featured because of its ability to raise community funds to make education tuition-free for qualifying hard-working students.