State Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) today announced the release of $250,000 for the Student Success Center at Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC). The funding will be used for Wi-Fi installation and other technological improvements at the Steubenville, Ohio Campus.

“A college campus without Wi-Fi service is unheard of these days. Supporting such educational endeavors allows college and high school students participating in the Ohio College Credit Plus Program to feel empowered and begin setting a sound foundation for personal success,” said Cera.

 Although the funding was first allocated for the FY 17-18 capital bill, the dollars needed to be re-purposed to improve EGCC classroom technology. Cera, a member of the State Controlling Board, was instrumental in working with campus officials and the State’s Office of Budget and Management in getting the funding transferred by the Controlling Board.

EGCC has been educating students in Jefferson County for 49 years, with expanded campuses in Youngstown and Warren County.

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