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

Registration now open for classes and free workshop

Post Date:11/27/2017 8:00 am

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. Graduates of the program have found careers that deliver financial stability and personal satisfaction.

The FREE Courage to Change Workshop teaches practical strategies to renew self-esteem communicate effectively. The workshop is offered Monday, January 8 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Kelly Hall, room 009, on Whatcom’s campus.  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 workshop 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 Free Courage to Change Workshop on January 8, then continues through February 1, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-noon at WCC. The class is designed for those in transition seeking their next steps. Registration and instructor permission is required.

For more information about the Turning Point program and 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


Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310,

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