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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

UACCM To Hold Community Education Day

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, through its Office of Workforce & Community Education, will host a Community Education Day on Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. in the Library Complex. Designed to help community members start off 2017 with some self-improvement, the event will feature courses on personal budgeting, crocheting, genealogy, and improving placement scores for college.

The program for Community Education Day is as follows: 

  • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.: “Cracking the ACT” is a one-day workshop to help individuals learn how to avoid common mistakes on the ACT and other placement exams. Participants will gain valuable skills to improve their scores and increase scholarship potential by practicing testing areas such as English, Math, Reading and Science. Registration is $40, which does not include the cost of the “Cracking the ACT” booklet available for rent or purchase from the UACCM Bookstore.
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: “Crochet a Scarf” involves bringing one skein of 4 worsted weight yarn in your choice of color and your own “J” hook needle. In this course, you will learn to chain stitch and make scarves to keep you or a friend warm this winter. Registration is $25. 
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Those wishing to learn more about their family tree are encouraged to register for “Genealogy,” the perfect one-day course to help begin the discovery of your ancestry. Registration is $30. 
  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Are finances part of your New Year’s resolutions for 2017? Get your financial house in order this year by attending “Personal Budgeting Basics,” a course on taught by UACCM Personal Finance Instructor Ron Beckman. Registration is $10.

Registration for all courses must be completed by Jan. 20  by going to www.uaccm.edu/workforce. For more information, contact Director of Workforce Development Vicki Shadell at (501) 977-2132 or shadell@uaccm.edu.

The mission of UACCM Workforce & Community Education is to provide a highly skilled workforce for the employers in our six-county service area and beyond.

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