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Metro Action Commission recognizes first Workforce Development Cohort at Annual Graduation Celebration


Contact: Lisa McCrady, Public Information Officer, (615) 566-4710-Cell

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Metropolitan Action Commission (MAC) will host the 26th annual Graduation Celebration on Friday, June 17 at 10 am at the Baptist World Center.

In addition to celebrating the graduates that returned to receive their high school equivalency diploma, MAC will also recognize students from its first workforce development cohort that earned nationally recognized credentials in Information Technology and child care.

“Breaking the cycle of poverty begins with eliminating barriers that prohibit individuals from being able to provide for their families. Often times not having a high school diploma or specialized trainings have kept families from increasing their earning potential,” said Dr. Cynthia Croom, Metro Action Executive Director.

The A+ Certification is a professional Information Technology credential offered through the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). It is recognized nationally as credential necessary for entry-level IT positions. The Child Development Associates (CDA), is an entry level credential that enables the holder to apply for teaching positions within the child care industry.

The graduation will be held on Friday, June 17 at the Baptist World Center, 1700 Baptist World Center Drive beginning at 10am.

Metro Action provides workforce development and education services to individuals living in Davidson County that are enrolled in the Adult education program and to parents with children enrolled in the Head Start/Early Head Start program.