Southwest Tennessee Community College

January 13, 2005

For More Information, Contact: Kimberly Stark (901) 333-4023

Southwest’s Professional Re-entry Education Program to hold orientation and workshops

Southwest Tennessee Community College will conduct orientations January 31 – February 3 with candidates for a career/education-counseling program that offers participants a fresh start in pursuing personal and career goals.

The eight-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.

PREP is offered at the College's Union Avenue Campus, located at 737 Union Avenue. Classes will be held Monday evenings starting February 14 through April 11 and Tuesday afternoons starting February 15 through April 12.

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.

To schedule an orientation, please call Miki Craft at (901) 333-5493.