GEC SUCCESS STORIES

ENTREPRENEURIAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM CONTINUES AT CYPRESS WOODS

ENTREPRENEURIAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM CONTINUES AT CYPRESS WOODS

We are happy to report that the Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Program (EAP) secured three more years of funding thanks to the Joseph J. Schott Family Foundation in honor of recently retired Food & Beverage Director Bill Sargent, who played an important part in...

WELCOME TO CAMP PINEAPPLE

WELCOME TO CAMP PINEAPPLE

In the industry, the pineapple is the universal symbol for hospitality due to its association with warmth and friendliness. Holding true to that spirit, The School of Resort & Hospitality Management (a four year course) at Florida Gulf Coast University will host...

ELVER, BUSINESSMAN AND AUTO MECHANIC

ELVER, BUSINESSMAN AND AUTO MECHANIC

We are very proud to announce, thanks to scholarships made possible by our partnership with Lorenzo Walker and GEC donors, our graduate and employee Elver has enrolled in the Automotive Services Technology program at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. In this two-year...

Luz Alonso, LPN

Luz Alonso, LPN

Longtime GEC student and now an alumni, Luz has always known she wants to help people. Her caring nature has led her to pursue a career as a nurse. Despite the challenges of working two jobs, one at Starbucks and another at Carlisle Senior Living in Naples, Luz has...

The GEC Rewards Store – A Lesson in Generosity

The GEC Rewards Store – A Lesson in Generosity

The Benison Center, founded by Frank Rincon, is a clearinghouse for items that are donated to various charitable organizations throughout the region. Frank donated over 500 items that many families would not be able to afford on their own that filled the shelves of...

A LEGACY OF CARING – SMART PROGRAM

A LEGACY OF CARING – SMART PROGRAM

This past November, The Gargiulo Education Center lost a dear friend, donor and inspiration in Ray LaPierre. Ray was truly a bright and shining star, especially during the holidays. Most of our families struggle financially and are unable to provide their children...

Juan Montes

Juan Montes

Juan Montes first came to GEC as an adorable kindergartner who loved playing with toy cars. Fast-forward 12 years and we are very proud to announce that Juan is enrolled in the Automotive Services Technology program at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. In this...