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Archive: January 2011

College Admit-in-a-Day Event at Wiscasset Adult & Community Education

JumpStart Your Journey to SUCCESS

Admit-in-a-DayIf you have been thinking about going to college, it’s time to Jumpstart your Journey! Wiscasset Adult & Community Education is pleased to host a free “Admit-in-a-Day” event for learners of any age. This is an exciting opportunity to complete the entire college enrollment process in just one day. This includes career exploration, college applications and interviews, placement testing, financial aid application, and more. All application fees will be waived!

Admit-in-a-Day will be held at Wiscasset High School on Friday January 28, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. An additional session is being planned for early spring at the Bath CareerCenter. Registration is required as space is limited. There is no charge for this event. To sign up, call 882-9710 or visit www.MyAdultEd.org.

“College isn't a luxury anymore,” says Anne Fensie, Director of Wiscasset Adult & Community Education. “The latest figures from the Department of Labor state that 45% of the job postings in Maine during 2010 required a college degree. In 2020, this will climb to nearly 2 out of 3. Most of us can’t afford not to go to college. Thanks to a college access challenge grant from the Finance Authority of Maine, our program can provide additional services to make the college dream a reality for so many more in this area.”

For adults who have been out of school for a while, knowing where to begin or how to navigate the whole process of getting started with higher education can be overwhelming. By providing all of these steps in one day, people can leave with an acceptance letter, information about support services, and a concrete plan for starting college.

The event features admissions representatives from a variety of colleges, qualified professionals to assist with completing financial aid forms, career counselors to advise on educational preparation for specific occupations, and college transitions coaches to identify further needs. Participating organizations include University of Maine at Augusta, University College Bath/Brunswick, Southern New Hampshire University, Southern Maine Community College, Central Maine Community College, Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC), Bath CareerCenter, Goodwill Workforce Solutions, Maine College Transitions, and more.

Wiscasset Adult & Community Education provides additional free college and career programming throughout the year. For example, The Lincoln County College Connection is a comprehensive college transitions program offered during the daytime and evening at various locations throughout Lincoln County. Surviving & Thriving Distance Education features a series of workshops to ensure success for students who do not attend classes full time on a campus. The Adult Learning Center operates throughout the year to assist adults with a variety of educational needs, and now features the addition of videoconferencing for those who have transportation challenges. To find out more about these programs, call 882-9710 or visit www.MyAdultEd.org.

 

Posted by Anne Fensie  on January 19, 2011 | Read more in: News and Events

College for ME?? FREE Info on FREE Programs Can Make it Happen

Let's make your college dreams a reality!

Little girls sitting at desk

What will she be when she grows up?
What did you want to be?
Are you satisfied with your career?
Would more education make a difference?

College isn't a luxury anymore. 45% of the job postings in Maine during 2010 required a college degree. In 2020, this will climb to nearly 2 out of 3. What will YOU be doing in 10 years?

College pathway

Join Wiscasset Adult & Community Education and The Lincoln County College Connection as we help you explore how to make college a reality. In our FREE information sessions, you will learn about these FREE programs:

  • The Lincoln County College Connection —a comprehensive college transition program with daytime classes in Wiscasset & evening classes in Newcastle
  • Admit-in-a-Day—meet with local college admissions counselors, financial advisors, career counselors, and more!
  • College Goal Sunday
  • College Access Challenge Grants
  • Competitive Skills Scholarship Program
  • OSHER Scholarship

...and more!

These FREE information sessions are schedule for

  • Monday January 10, 2011 at 8:30am at the Wiscasset Primary School
  • Wednesday January 12, 2011 at 6:30pm at Lincoln Academy
  • Thursday January 13, 2011 at 6:00pm at Wiscasset High School

Don't go it alone---get college connected with The Lincoln County College Connection!

Call 882-9710 or email afensie@svrsu.org for more information.

 

Posted by Anne Fensie  on January 9, 2011 | Read more in: News and Events

 
 

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