Administration Office
3251 Poplar Ave.,
Ste 200
Memphis, TN 38111-3613

Macon Cove Campus
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-7693

Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322

Fayette Center

Gill Center

Millington Center

Southeast Center

Whitehaven Center

901/333-STCC *

DATE: January 28, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247

Program To Assist Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers

Southwest Tennessee Community College will conduct orientations with candidates February 4 -14, for a career/education counseling program that offers participants a fresh start in pursuing both personal and career goals. The educational outreach initiative is aimed at increasing the income and productivity of the students.

In its continuing effort to address specific needs of the citizenry, Southwest is offering the eight-week Professional Re-entry Education Program (PREP). This creative program is designed to serve single parents and displaced homemakers who have the potential to succeed in a post-secondary institution, but may lack the initial financial resources to get started or the motivation to attend.

To aid in the motivation toward achieving career and personal goals, the PREP Program presents workshops on College Life, Positive Imaging, Career Options, Stress Management, Time Management, Money Management, Assertiveness Techniques, Employability Skills Training, Goal Setting and other related topics.

The PREP Program is offered at the College's east Memphis campus located at 5983 Macon Cove. Classes will be held during the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., February 26 - April 18. The evening sessions are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m., February 25 - April 17.

The program also offers assistance in applying for federal aid and scholarships, and in establishing ongoing counseling relationships between participants and PREP counselors. In addition, child care assistance is offered for children ages 15 months through 12 years. After completing the eight-week career counseling course, participants with limited financial resources can borrow Southwest's textbooks from the PREP Text Library for their first term of enrollment at the College.

With 13,000 students, Southwest is the fourth largest institute of higher learning in the state. Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college whose mission is to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of students, employers, and communities of Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region.

For information concerning orientation or to schedule an interview, call the College at 901/333-4486.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.