A new option is being offered to individuals who wish to know how they can ‘Get Started’ and advance their careers with education. Three campus locations of Iowa Lakes Community Colleges will be open on two upcoming Saturdays to assist individuals unable to get to a campus on weekdays.
“We realize many people work during the week and can’t make it to our campuses to take advantage of our services” said Mark Gruwell, Executive Dean of Instruction and Development. “We also know the work schedules of many of our students do not allow them time to get in to see their advisor.”
To serve this need, campuses in Algona, Spencer and Spirit Lake will be open Saturday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. These campuses will be staffed with advisors and office assistants. In addition, Success Centers will be open. Individuals may study, take the Compass or ASSET, schedule a NCRCTM, find out the details of achieving a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) or complete an ‘interest inventory’ to help people identify career choices best for them.
Computers at each location are available to help register students for classes or to research data for class projects. Tours will also be available.
Staff will be able to assist with financial aid information, investigate scholarship opportunities, assist with academic assessment, and help interested students to select the avenue of education that would be best for them. The college offers many routes to pursue an individual’s interests, abilities and talents that may lead to future employment and an enjoyable working relationship.
“Perhaps you simply want to upgrade your current employment opportunities - you like your current job, but find it isn’t helping you scale the ladder,” Gruwell said. “There are likely certain components you could take to make you a more valuable employee, and possibly lead you to a higher earning level.”
“Stop in at the Algona, Spencer or Spirit Lake campus between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, and ‘Get Started’ with improving your future,” Gruwell said.