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Explore career options, identify strengths with WCC’s Turning Point program

Registration now open for classes and free workshop

Post Date:09/01/2017 1:45 p.m.

Bellingham, Wash. – Registration is now open for career and life success workshops and 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. 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.

The free Courage to Change Workshop teaches practical strategies to renew self-esteem and learn effective communication strategies. The workshop is offered Monday, September 18 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Kelly Hall, room 009, on Whatcom’s campus.

Those in transition can also sign up for Turning Point’s for-credit 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 Career/Life Planning Course begins with the free Courage to Change Workshop on September 18, then continues through October 11, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - noon at WCC. Funding assistance is available.

About Turning Point: WCC’s Turning Point program helps participants identify skills and strengths, set goals and find their next steps along a career path. It is part of Whatcom’s Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program. Classes and workshops are available annually from September to June. Registration and/or instructor permission is required. For more information about the Turning Point program and how to register, call 360.383.3185 or email

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College is a regionally and nationally accredited 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 and professional-technical degrees as well as basic education, job skills training, and community education classes. The College is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. For more information, visit

Contact: Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310,

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