MCCC Hosts Open House on Aug. 8 for Adults in Transition

7/10/07


Are you considering returning to college in order to change careers, re-enter the workforce or prepare for retirement? Mercer County Community College invites adults in transition to an Open House Information Session on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the MCCC Conference Center, located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

According to Lorna Strang, MCCC's director of community programs, the event will provide information about different routes to career success and personal enrichment available at Mercer's West Windsor and James Kerney campuses. Representatives from both credit and noncredit programs will be on hand. Participants are encouraged to share their transition goals so that specific concerns may be addressed.

Strang notes that Mercer offers "any number of ways to enhance people's lives at practically every phase." Among the many options are credit certificate and degree programs, noncredit courses and certificate programs, and training through the Career Training Institute at Mercer's James Kerney campus. Courses for those approaching retirement focus on developing road maps and creative action plans, starting a small business, and exploring retirement job and volunteer opportunities. A long list of personal interest courses enables participants to rediscover dormant passions and interests or embrace new ones.

In an effort to help returning adult students who have been away from a structured academic environment, Mercer begins a new program this fall entitled "C.A.R.E." (Classes for Adults Returning to Education). Courses will help participants overcome test-taking anxiety, review basic math operations, and enhance reading and writing abilities utilized in the College Skills Placement Test.

Strang observes that adult learners are often balancing school with a full-time job and family responsibilities. "Mercer's flexible scheduling and extensive experience with 'nontraditional' students makes us an ideal choice for this group. In the August 8 information session, our goal is to put a personal face on what can be a daunting prospect for adults who wish to return to the classroom."

Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration is requested. Call (609) 570-3311 or email strangl@mccc.edu. For more on MCCC's program options, visit:

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