Alice Lloyd College has been awarded a grant from the AEP Foundation to support the Appalachian Career Readiness and Leadership Development Initiative. Beginning in the fall of 2022, the Initiative will help provide students with a unique learning experience unlike any other college in the nation through mentorship, leadership seminars, workshops, real-life management experience, and financial help. Cindy Wiseman, Vice President of External Affairs and Customer Services for AEP, stated, “We are proud to support Alice Lloyd College with its Career Readiness Project through a grant from the AEP Foundation and thankful to have them serving students in our region.”
Since 1923, Alice Lloyd College has provided higher education opportunities to students by incorporating work as a part of its core educational program. All full-time students work a minimum of ten hours weekly in every area of the College. According to research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation, and Stanford Research Center, 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft skills and people skills. The Initiative was implemented to develop competencies needed for career readiness, such as leadership, communication, and teamwork. Approximately 97% of ALC’s 2021 graduates joined the workforce or enrolled in graduate/professional school within nine months of graduation.
The College is grateful to work alongside the AEP Foundation in our mission to prepare students for leadership and service to Appalachia.