June 4, 2004
For more information contact: Kimberly Stark 901-333-4023
Re-entry Education Program to hold orientation
Southwest Tennessee Community College will conduct orientations June 6 -
10 with candidates for a career/education-counseling program that offers
participants a fresh start in pursuing personal and career goals.
The six-week Professional Re-entry Education Program (PREP) is aimed at
increasing the participant’s income and productivity. It is designed to
serve single parents, displaced homemakers and dislocated workers 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
program presents workshops on College Life, Positive Imaging, Career
Options, Stress Management, Time Management, Money Management,
Assertiveness Techniques, Employability Skills Training, Goal Setting and
related topics. The program offers assistance in applying for federal aid
and scholarships, and in establishing ongoing counseling relationships
between participants and PREP counselors.
The PREP Program is offered at the College's Union Avenue Campus, located
at 737 Union Avenue. Classes will be held June 22 – July 27 on Tuesdays
from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
To be eligible for the program, participants must be single parents, with
parental custody; displaced homemakers or dislocated workers, have a high
school diploma or GED, have not previously earned a college degree, have
not been in school in the past two years and motivated to succeed.
For more information about the program call Miki Craft at (901) 333-5493.
Southwest, Tennessee’s largest two-year college, serves more than 12,000
students in Memphis, Shelby and Fayette counties, and the Tri-State area.
Southwest offers 39 programs for career studies and transfer, 37 two-year
programs leading to immediate career entry through the Associate of
Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, and more than 40 areas of interest in
traditional university transfer programs through the Associate of Arts (A.A.)
degree and the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. In addition, Southwest
offers Academic Certificate and Technical Certificate programs in 28
areas. Technical certificates are usually completed in no more than one
year, and prepare students for immediate entry positions in high-demand,
Southwest, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and