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Build career exploration skills, self-esteem with WCC’s Turning Point

Registration now open for free fall classes

Post Date:08/25/2016 10:47 a.m.

Bellingham, Wash. – Registration is now open for free career and life success courses offered by the Whatcom Community College (WCC) Turning Point program, which helps participants identify strengths and career paths through classes on career/life planning, workshops on self-esteem and effective communication, and information and referral services. Graduates of the program have found careers that deliver financial stability and personal satisfaction.

The Courage to Change Workshop teaches practical strategies to renew self-esteem and to learn effective communication strategies. The course is offered Monday, Sept. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Kelly Hall, room 009. The coursework is especially valuable for individuals who have recently experienced life changes such as the loss of a job or change in marital status. Registration is required.

A great starting point or an ideal follow-up to the Courage to Change session is Turning Point’s Career/Life Planning Course. Students identify their skills, explore career choices, learn interview and resume techniques, and develop a practical plan to achieve career and life success. The atmosphere is warm and supportive, and the instructional style is fun and interactive. The Career/Life Planning Course begins with the Sept. 20 Courage to Change Workshop, then continues through Oct. 13, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-noon at WCC. The class is designed for those in transition and who are no longer supported by the income of another. Registration and instructor permission is required.

The workshops are one of the many services offered by Turning Point, the Whatcom Life Transitions Program, at WCC. For more information about the Turning Point program and to register, contact Robin Bailey at 360.383.3132.

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College is a regionally and nationally accredited two-year college with an accomplished faculty and staff who serve 11,000 students annually. On its campus in Bellingham, Wash., and through online courses, Whatcom offers transfer degrees, professional -technical programs, as well as basic education, job skills, and Community & Continuing Education classes. For more information, visit whatcom.edu.

Contact: Robin Bailey, Turning Point Coordinator, 360.383.3132, rbailey@whatcom.ctc.edu.

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