3251 Poplar Ave.,
Memphis, TN 38111-3613
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-7693
Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322
901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu
DATE: January 28, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247
Program To Assist Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers
Southwest Tennessee Community College will conduct orientations with
candidates February 4 -14, for a career/education counseling program that
offers participants a fresh start in pursuing both personal and career
goals. The educational outreach initiative is aimed at increasing the
income and productivity of the students.
In its continuing effort to address specific needs of the citizenry,
Southwest is offering the eight-week Professional Re-entry Education
Program (PREP). This creative program is designed to serve single parents
and displaced homemakers who have the potential to succeed in a
post-secondary institution, but may lack the initial financial resources
to get started or the motivation to attend.
To aid in the motivation toward achieving career and personal goals, the
PREP Program presents workshops on College Life, Positive Imaging, Career
Options, Stress Management, Time Management, Money Management,
Assertiveness Techniques, Employability Skills Training, Goal Setting and
other related topics.
The PREP Program is offered at the College's east Memphis campus located
at 5983 Macon Cove. Classes will be held during the day on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., February 26 - April 18. The evening
sessions are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.,
February 25 - April 17.
The program also offers assistance in applying for federal aid and
scholarships, and in establishing ongoing counseling relationships between
participants and PREP counselors. In addition, child care assistance is
offered for children ages 15 months through 12 years. After completing the
eight-week career counseling course, participants with limited financial
resources can borrow Southwest's textbooks from the PREP Text Library for
their first term of enrollment at the College.
With 13,000 students, Southwest is the fourth largest institute of higher
learning in the state. Southwest Tennessee Community College is a
comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college whose mission is
to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of students, employers,
and communities of Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding
For information concerning orientation or to schedule an interview, call
the College at 901/333-4486.
Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.