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Those on food stamps are now eligible to get free training at Jefferson College thanks to the SkillUp grant program that provides free tuition and support services to individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamp) benefits.
Through the College’s short-term training programs, SkillUp can help individuals achieve a new career path, obtain employment, and realize self-sufficiency.
To celebrate the opening of the new Jefferson College Vikings’ Vault food pantry for students, the College recently held a ribbon cutting and open house on the Hillsboro campus.
The event included an overview of the project and acknowledgment of the College’s Certified Professional Staff group for their role in suggesting and championing the project.
Former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently visited the Jefferson College campus in Hillsboro to view an extensive collection of arrowheads and artifacts donated by his family in honor of Jay’s late father, Jeremiah “Jerry” Nixon. The unique collection is being historically preserved, displayed, and used for educational study.
During his visit, Nixon also toured the College’s newly renovated Library, made possible by a substantial $1.7 million appropriation by the Missouri legislature as part of a statewide initiative he led for higher education capital projects during Nixon’s term.
Nixon is a native of DeSoto and both of his parents were deeply involved in the early history and establishment of the College.