Turning Point Program
The Turning Point Program is a two-year postsecondary experience for young adults with intellectual disability interested in academic, vocational and social enrichment. Students participate in a career pathway credentialing course and have the opportunity to graduate with professional industry recognized credentials as well as a Certificate of Achievement through the Division of Continuing Education.
The Turning Point Program is a non-degree program and is not a bridge to matriculating in a degree seeking program at the College. Turning Point supports competitive integrated employment as a goal for each student participant.
- Tracy Rand, Program Director
- Donna Collins, Program Assistant
- Randy Dodd, Mentoring Coordinator
- Robert Freud, Curriculum Coordinator
- Erin Meccia, Success Coach
- Colleen Tedesco, Success Coach
- Keion Best, Vocational Assistant
- Christine Wren, Adjunct Faculty
- Dawn Gottlieb, Adjunct Faculty
- Email: Turning Point Office
- Turning Point Main Office is 201-493-4087.
The Garden State Pathways to Independence for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Project, also known as the Turning Point Program, started through grants awarded to Bergen Community College through the US Department of Education. The original TPSID grant was awarded in 2010 and TPSID2 was awarded in 2015.