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Only 30 Slots Still Available for NMC Climb Higher Summit (September 12, 2012)

Only 30 slots remain for the Northern Marianas College’s FREE Climb Higher Summit on Friday, October 5, 2012, which is an event designed to help those in the community who are usually struggling to balance jobs, budgets, and parenting to advance their professional careers by earning a college degree.

These individuals are often called “non-traditional students” because they do not fit the traditional model of students between the ages of 18 to 22 and usually attending college right after high school.

“Today, there are many more students that are considered ”˜non-traditional’ students who are enrolling in college,” according to NMC President Dr. Sharon Hart. “These students are usually older, have delayed enrolling in College because they entered the workforce right after high school, have full or part-time jobs, or are juggling other obligations like caring for children.”

At the Climb Higher Summit, non-traditional students will be provided with the information they need to earn their degrees through the availability of flexible class schedules, more financial aid options, and other resources that are specifically designed for individuals who are trying to balance work, family, and personal commitments.

The event will also be filled with information like finding money to pay for college, degree and short-term non degree program offerings (like grant writing, dental assistant training, medical billing and coding, and more), and the admissions process.

“Earning a degree has never been more important than now,” said Leo Pangelinan, Dean of Student Services. “High school graduation is no longer a sufficient path leading to a good paying job. More and more jobs are requiring College degrees now.”

“There’s no doubt a college degree can lead to higher salaries, more job prospects, better opportunities for promotions, and more marketable job skills,” Pangelinan added. “In fact, according to national statistics, the average earning for those with a bachelor's degree is $45,000, while the average was $30,000 for those with a high school diploma or its equivalent.”

Registration is FREE and ongoing, but currently only 30 seats remain, so participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible by visiting www.nmcnet.edu or by calling Raynard Travilla at 234-5498 Ext 1502, 1503, or 1504.

The Climb Higher Summit will be held from 8am to 12pm on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Charley’s Cabaret at the Pacific Islands Club. Registration for the Climb Higher Summit is FREE and ongoing, but currently only 30 slots remain, so participants are encouraged to register as early as possible by visiting www.nmcnet.edu or by calling Raynard Travilla at 234-5498 Ext 1502, 1503, or 1504.

This event is made possible through financial support from the College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) Program.

Click HERE to register for the Climb Higher Summit.




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