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.
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.
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.
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."
will be served. Advance registration is requested. Call (609) 570-3311
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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