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Special Populations/Perkins Program

The Special Populations (SP) Program at Mott is committed to increasing the retention and graduation rates of students from SPECIAL POPULATIONS who elect to enroll in State of Michigan approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

The SP Program provides comprehensive, student focused services and programs designed to promote equity, enhance the academic experience and increase employment opportunities for graduates.


  • Assists occupational students in qualifying programs, who meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

    Individual with a Disability

    • a person having any of the disabilities as defined in Section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    Economically Disadvantaged

    • an individual from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children.
    • this individual must be either a Pell grant recipient or recipient of some other form of financial assistance, and/or a migrant.

    Nontraditional Training and Employment Participant

    • an individual enrolled in an occupational program that is considered nontraditional for his/her gender as determined by National Labor Statistics and State year-end Program enrollment data.
    • these occupations or fields of work generally include careers in computer science, technology, and other emerging high skill occupations, for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the individuals employed in each occupation or field of work.

    Single Parent, including Single Pregnant Woman

    • an individual who is unmarried or separated from a spouse,
    • AND
    • has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody,
    • OR
    • is unmarried or separated from a spouse and is pregnant.

    Displaced Homemaker

    • an individual who is under-employed or unemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining employment or upgrading employment
    • AND
    • has worked primarily without remuneration to care for a home and family, and for that reason has diminished marketable skills;
    • OR
    • has been dependent upon the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income;
    • OR
    • is a parent whose youngest dependent child will become ineligible to receive assistance under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) not later than 2 years after the date on which the parent applies for assistance under this Title.

    Individual with Limited English Proficiency

    • an adult who has limited ability in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language,
    • AND
    • whose native language is a language other than English;
    • OR
    • who lives in a family or community environment in which a language other than English is the dominant language;
    • AND
    • has difficulty speaking, reading , writing, or understanding the English language.



Services Provided

  • Academic & Personal Coaching
  • Monitoring of Academic Progress
  • Graduation Planning
  • SAP Assistance
  • Professional Tutoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Employability Skills
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Attendance Cost Grant (ACG)
  • Workshops


June 24, 2019
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