GCCSA, Inc. – A Community Action Agency
How do we do it?
GCCSA, Inc. administers diverse services and programs to meet the needs of thousands of individuals and families (re)gaining their financial and educational strength. Our purpose is two-fold: to empower those on the road to economic independence and to assist in situations of hardship.
Individuals and families seeking to gain and maintain their economic footing work closely with GCCSA Specialists. They are provided an assessment of needs, development and implementation of a Service Plan, and monitoring of goal achievement that helps them address their personal and professional development. Financial assistance is offered to qualified participants who seek to pursue continuing education and/or vocational certification programs.
Vocational Training & Scholarships
Truck driving is a huge industry, with 3.6 million people employed as professional drivers and almost 8 million working in the transportation field in some way. We’ve partnered with area community colleges in Harris and Brazoria Counties to offer GCCSA clients opportunities to enroll in courses to become certified commercial drivers.
Welding, a highly sought-after skill, is one of the fastest-growing professions domestically and globally. The construction, automotive, and aerospace industries (all of which are dominant in Greater Houston) employ many welders. GCCSA has partnered with several training programs in Harris County that will put our clients on a lucrative career path as a certified welder.
Houston boasts a diverse medical community of more than 376,000 workers, with the Texas Medical Center (the largest medical complex in the world) at its helm. There is immense opportunity in the health care industry and GCCSA is proud to partner with programs in Harris and Galveston Counties for the benefit of our clients.
Automotive & Machining
Automotive technology is a rapidly developing field, becoming more complex each year. The industry demand for qualified technicians is enormous. So too is the need for machinists skilled in high-precision manufacturing techniques. Many industries, including medical, automotive and oil & gas, are in constant demand for CNC machinists. That’s why GCCSA has partnered with community colleges in Galveston and Brazoria Counties to provide vocational training.
Greater Houston is set to become one of the top 10 cities for tech employment. Nearly a quarter of a million tech workers call our area home. These jobs are in high and constant demand. GCCSA is pleased to partner with a program in Galveston County so that our clients may earn their certifications for a rewarding career in computer and information technology.
Massage therapy is one of the fastest growing health care professions in the country. Enrolling in massage therapy school is a rewarding choice for someone who wants to help others improve the quality of their lives, whether it is full- or part-time, as part of an organization, or as an independent business owner. GCCSA has partnered with a program in Galveston County that will train and certify our clients looking for a worthwhile, new career.
Adult Continuing Education
Life Empowerment And Progression Program (LEAPP)
General Educational Development
The Agency offers a variety of adult educational opportunities – General Equivalency Diploma, Adult Basic Education, and Career, Vocational & Technology Development tracks via community partners Arclabs Welding School and Industrial Welding Academy. We provide scholarships to adults who are interested in pursuing educational or vocational training certifications for career advancement.
Additional services include: financial coaching, credit and budgeting classes, nutrition workshops, workforce development and job readiness, transportation vouchers, and access to community partner programs.
Apply for aid via the online Application for Assistance.