Area high school juniors and seniors now have the opportunity to get a head start on their careers with micro-credentials earned through Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) Workforce Development Division at West Campus in Pottstown.
Micro-credentials are mini-qualifications that demonstrate that a student has learned certain skills or acquired knowledge in a given subject area—either broad or specific in focus. Courses offered include Microsoft Word and Excel, Fundamentals of Nurse’s Aide Training, Massage Therapy Fundamentals, Culinary Fundamentals, Cyber Security, OSHA and Basic Work Skills.
Students will receive a college-level educational experience over the course of six Thursdays in classes held in Pottstown. The resulting micro-credential will start students on the path to a career in their chosen fields. High school seniors are also eligible for a special training stipend that can be used at MCCC to help pay for noncredit fast-track training in a high-demand occupation such as those utilizing the skills offered in the micro-credentialing program.
Classes will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates: October 25, November 15, January 24, February 21, March 21 and April 25. The students’ high schools must sponsor them to participate and provide transportation. Lunch will be provided by MCCC.
This program is offered through MCCC’s Workforce Development Division. Located at the College’s West Campus in Pottstown, Workforce Development provides flexible, high-quality training programs to individuals, businesses and organizations in Montgomery County.
By working closely with employers to develop training solutions that benefit both the business and employee, MCCC prepares students to pursue careers in a variety of diverse fields.
To learn more about the micro-credential program at Montgomery County Community College, visit mc3.edu/micro or contact Jim Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Montgomery County Community College
For more than 50 years, Montgomery County Community College has grown with the community to meet the evolving educational needs of Montgomery County. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as customized workforce training and certifications. Students enjoy the flexibility of learning at the College’s thriving campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, at the Culinary Arts Institute in Lansdale and online through a robust Virtual Campus.
As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, the institution is positioned at the vanguard of national efforts to increase completion, improve learning outcomes, and remove barriers to access for students. The College also is recognized regionally and nationally for its sustainability leadership, work with military veterans, community service and service learning opportunities, and use of classroom technology. For more information, visit http://www.mc3.edu.