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March 26, 2015
HCC holds Plus 50 Program Open House
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) hosted a Plus 50 Program Open House on March 25 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.

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 Area L AHEC (Area Health Education Center) scholarships. Once a student enrolls in the program, he or she can access every service at the College.

HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr. talked about the Plus 50 Program, “The outcomes of the program are very good.”

In the last three years, HCC has featured about 65 courses in the Plus 50/workforce development areas. Some 103 students have enrolled through the program. HCC offers special math and English courses and workshops. About 97 people have taken computer courses over that same time frame. More than a quarter of those who enrolled have found employment over the duration of the program, added Griffin.
HCC holds Plus 50 Program Open House
Halifax Community College hosted a Plus 50 Program Open House on March 25 in Building 400. Pictured is, left, HCC Business & Industry Coordinator/Instructor Larry Crisafulli and Computer Skills Specialist Ellen Grant who talked about the Career Readiness Certificate.
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Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary 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