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.
The Turning Point Program supports competitive integrated employment as a goal for each student participant.
- Tracy Rand, Program Director
- Donna Collins, Program Assistant
- John Cichowski, Supervisor of Vocational Development and Career Placement
- Colleen Tedesco, MA, CESP, Success Coordinator
- Brittany Weiner, Workforce Development Coordinator
- Julie Holland, Job Coach
- Maria Vargas, Mentoring Assistant
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (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.
Turning Point Program Description Reference Material
Check out our “TURNING POINT – An Inclusive Two-Year Post-Secondary Program” brochure!