Newsletter for june
Welcome to Upgrade!
This is a monthly newsletter for adult learners in the greater San Antonio area. This newsletter is meant to provide you with resources, information, and upcoming events that will provide support as you complete your certificate or degree.
Saturday, June 24th 8 AM-4 PM TSI Prep at cafécollege: If you are planning on going back to school, and would like to refresh your skills in Math, Reading, and Writing, make sure to register for a FREE full day TSI Prep course at cafécollege. The TSI is the college placement exam. Click here to register: TSI PREP
Thursday, June 29th 6-7 PM Information Session: Monthly information sessions will be held on the last Thursday of every month from 6-7pm.
Thursday, July 6th 3-7 PM Walkin Advising Hours: Walkin advising hours are available on the first Thursday of the month. No appointment is necessary. Come on in and meet with an advisor!
Wednesday, July 12th 6-7 PM Introduction to Online Learning: Interested in online learning? Workshop will introduce adult learners to the differences encountered in the online learning environment
A local inspirational story…
“Sometimes I wonder to myself what is an 82-year-old man doing going to school, but I’ve always wanted to do it. I have the health and the ability to, so here I am doing it.” Rene Neira and granddaughter Melanie Salazar both became Palo Alto College graduates this year. Click here to read more.
Project QUEST provides comprehensive support and resources to help individuals complete occupational training programs. Approved Career Tracks include Health Care, Installation/Maintenance, and Information Technology. QUEST’s services include the following: Financial assistance to cover tuition and fees for classes, books, transportation, uniforms, licensing exam fees, and tutoring, remedial instruction, counseling, job placement, etc. Participants must attend weekly meetings focused on job skills development, stress management, goal setting, etc. To reserve your seat for an information session visit: www.questsa.org or contact (210) 630-4690.
The City of San Antonio Family Assistance Division – Training for Job Success is designed to support individuals as they prepare for better employment and must meet the household income eligibility guidelines of 125% Federal Poverty Level or below. The Training for Job Success program assistance may include: educational guidance, assistance with educational expenses, employment guidance, financial coaching. For more information visit www.sanantonio.gov/humanservices or contact: Katherine Houston at (210) 207-5916.
Interested in IT? Alamo Colleges is proud to partner with Regional Workforce Partners to offer an opportunity for qualified participants to enroll in skills training 1 Issue III June 2017 June 15, 2017 for the following occupations in IT including Computer Systems Analyst, Computer Programmers, Software Developers and Applications, Web Developers (including certificates and associate’s degrees). This is a grantfunded opportunity for qualified participants under the “America’s Promise” program. In order to qualify you must be underemployed/unemployed, have little or no college (no degree) and not currently enrolled in a degree program and be: a veteran, Promise Zone resident or from the general San Antonio community. The program provides tuition assistance. For more information, please contact Sean Attwood at email@example.com with “America’s Promise” in the subject line.
Want to finish college faster?
CLEP ( CollegeLevel Examination Program) can help you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. CLEP can help you save money, earn college credit, and save time! For more information, visit https://clep.collegeboard.org/ or talk to your Upgrade advisor.
Academic & Career Resources
The San Antonio Public Library: Need help with your math, science, social studies or proofreading a paper? Professional tutors are available online from 2pmMidnight. Tutoring is available FREE of cost all you need is your library card. Click on “Live Homework Help.” Accessible via computer, smartphone or tablet.
My Next Move: This website has career information by individual careers and by clusters. This website also has a career interest inventory so that you may see what careers may compliment your interests
Career Coach: This website offers wonderful information on local career trends and demand, including numbers of people currently employed in a field, how many people will be retiring, and average salaries. This includes data within a 50 mile radius.
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