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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 12, 2015
 
HCC Holds Plus 50 Program Open House/Celebration
 
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) hosted a Plus 50 Program Open House/Celebration on October 7 in Building 400. The event was free and open to the public. The Plus 50 Program offers older adults tailored courses, flexible scheduling and more.

During the open house, prospective students were given an overview of the program and heard from administration as well as instructors in the Certified Nursing Assistant, Effective Teacher Training, Human Resources Development and Career Readiness Certification programs. They also heard about the NC Career Center.

A few of the former and current Plus 50 students also had the opportunity to speak to the audience about their past experiences with returning to school to further their education. They expressed their gratitude and thanks for the overwhelming level of support that they have received from the staff here at Halifax Community College with their transitioning of returning to school.

This event was held to not only inform the public about the great things that we are doing here at Halifax Community College, but to celebrate those that have taken that extra step and have returned to school to further their education.

Many Americans age 50 and up who did not finish college are now heading back to campus. By combining their life and work experience with a degree or certificate in the high-demand fields of health care and education, they are opening the door to new job opportunities.

The program has broadened to not only include workforce and economic development courses, but also curriculum classes. Tuition assistance may be available through Golden LEAF and WIOA scholarships. Once a student enrolls in the program, he or she can access every service at the college.
 
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HCC Holds Plus 50 Program Open House/Celebration
 
 
Halifax Community College's Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
 
Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239