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

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737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322

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901/333-STCC *

DATE: May 30, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, (901) 333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan (901) 333-4247

Outreach Program at Southwest to assist single parents and displaced homemakers

Southwest Tennessee Community College will conduct orientations with candidates June 4 -13, 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 six-week Professional Re-entry Education Program (PREP). This creative course 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, PREP 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 workshops are offered at Southwest’s Macon Cove campus, 5983 Macon Cove. Classes will be held during the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., June 25 – August 1. The evening sessions are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m., June 24 – July 31.

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, childcare assistance is offered for children ages 15 months through 12 years. After completing the six-week career/education 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.

For more information concerning orientation or to schedule an interview, call Southwest at (901) 333-4486.

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