May 30, 2006
For more information, contact: Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023
Southwest Offers Summer PREP
Workshops for Single and Displaced Homemakers
Written by Brenda J. Rayner
Southwest’s Professional Re-entry Education Program (PREP) is offering
summer workshops for 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.
PREP is a free, six-week enrollment preparation/career counseling
program, designed to
aid with motivation toward achieving career goals. The program includes:
workshops on college life, positive imaging, career options, stress
management, assertiveness techniques, employability skills training,
money management, time management, goal-setting, and related topics.
The Summer PREP is Free, offering:
A six-week enrollment
preparation/career counseling class.
Assistance in applying
for federal aid and scholarships.
An on-going counseling
relationship between participant and PREP counselors, and the base for a
support group that will make the return to work and/or school easier.
Child care assistance for
children ages15 months through 12 years, as space allows.
the six-week career counseling workshops) with a financial need, the
option to borrow textbooks from the PREP library, upon availability, at
Dates for the Next Class Cycle:
Day and evening classes: June 19 – August 1, 2006
Orientations: June 5 – June 8, 2006
PREP will be offered at the Union Avenue and Macon Cove Campuses. Anyone
participating in the summer workshops should call the PREP office at
(901) 333-5342 to schedule a