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Lake Tahoe Community College’s ADVANCE begins Shared Informational Sessions

ADVANCE launches its Shared Informational Sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The event helps attendees plan a pathway to further their career and education in a variety of areas.

ADVANCE, Lake Tahoe Community College's adult education consortium, is beginning a new program entitled Shared Informational Sessions. The organization is partnering with local workforce specialists from Alpine and El Dorado counties, as well as JOIN Inc. Northern Nevada, to put on the workshops, which are held on the South Shore on Wednesday, Nov. 9, and Wednesday, Dec. 14, in LTCC's Aspen Room.

Learn about obtaining high school equivalency, sign up for workforce readiness programs and explore both individualized career and educational planning. It is only necessary for people to attend one of the offered sessions, and future steps will be planned from there.

"There will be separate groups from around town — typically you'd have to go to separate orientations. We're trying to consolidate efforts and get multiple programs in the room. There will be mini presentations and help choosing which programs can best suit someone's needs. Then we can schedule follow-up appointments, workshops or classes," ADVANCE transition coordinator Alexis Foley said.

Each session offers the opportunity for participants to hear about work-based learning opportunities such as financial assistance for workforce training. Those who attend can also learn about additional educational services, as each participating organization will offer a different service.

After identifying which programs are the best fit for one's chosen path, participants are able to schedule follow-up appointments.

Shared Informational Sessions center on allowing adults the chance to learn, earn and grow, and are free to attend. While ADVANCE staff recommends those interested in attending RSVP, walk-ins are also welcome.

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The Wednesday, Nov. 9, program is held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alpine County dates will be released at a future time. ADVANCE also plans to continue hosting the sessions.

"Right now, for November and December, we're doing the second Wednesday of the month. In the new year we're going to do the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. We're trying to meet the needs of the community.

"The second Wednesday would be the morning, day time, and the fourth Wednesday would be afternoon, evening sessions," Foley said.

For more information or to reserve a spot at the sessions, contact Alexis Foley at adfoley@ltcc.edu or call 530-541-4660, ext. 192.

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