For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: August 9, 2013

Southwest's Adult Weekend Degree Programs Back Governor Haslam's "Drive to 55" Initiative

Southwest Tennessee Community College has developed Adult Weekend Degree programs that support Governor Bill Haslam's initiative, "Drive to 55," to increase the number of Tennessee residents with two-year degrees and above to 55 percent by 2025. Working in conjunction with the "Drive to 55” initiative, which will provide grants based on income and family size, Southwest's Adult Weekend Degree programs make attaining a two-year degree more accessible for working adults through an 18-month acquisition.

Logistics/Transportation Management career opportunities abound in the trucking, railroad, intermodal and air freight industries. Graduates can manage, plan, direct and coordinate transportation services for companies involved with domestic and international transportation, warehousing, purchasing and materials control.

Graduates can prepare to make a successful entry into the job market by earning two-year degrees in only 18 months in the following disciplines:

Students would attend classes on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons. All classes will be taught at the Maxine A. Smith Center, located at 8800 E. Shelby Drive, and Macon Cove Campus, located at 5983 Macon Cove.

For more information call (901) 333-6005.

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For more information contact: Brenda J. Rayner, (901) 333-4247, bjrayner@southwest.tn.edu, Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134