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July 19th, 2022

Garrett College graduates new FDC class

Program offers students family coaching skills training


The 2022 Family Development Certificate Program class, jointly sponsored by Garrett College and Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc., recently graduated. Pictured, left tor right, are (back row) Instructor Ryan Miller, Kali Fike, Amy DeWitt, and Instructor Amanda Reckart; (middle row) Magan Cummings, (front row) Katy Savage and Sharon Drummond.

Five students recently completed the Family Development Credential (FDC) Program offered through Garrett College's Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) division and Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc.

The FCD Program provides frontline workers with the knowledge and skills needed to coach families to set and reach their own goals for healthy self-reliance in their communities. To earn the credential, a worker must complete 90 hours of interactive classroom instruction, prepare a skills portfolio with support of a portfolio advisor, and pass a state credentialing exam.

"This was a great course – there is really something in it for everyone to take away," said program graduate Destiny Friend.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the class," said program graduate Kali Fike. "I learned new things – and more about things I thought I already knew. We had a great class and great teachers."

The next FDC program will start in January 2023. For additional information, please contact Kimberly Govi at 301.387.3084.