Utica, New York: Local residents can learn how to enter college, higher education, and certificate programs at a workshop on Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee Street, Utica, Second Floor Music Room.
The workshop entitled, “Make Your College Dreams Come True: College, Job Training and Certificate programs for Youth and Adults, ” is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Utica Municipal Housing Authority and OnPoint for College. Refreshments will be served. Parking is in the rear. Rides are available to Utica area residents.
The workshop will cover the following topics: deciding upon careers, different types of college and certificate programs, the college admission process, and financial aid. Housing Authority staff will discuss available local job training and apprenticeship programs.
On Point for College Utica, in less than 6 years, has helped transform the lives of 1,700 low-income, first-generation youth, and younger adults forward their educational dreams. Though the program, refugees, inner-city residents, single moms, foster care, youth-homeless and other community residents in need are able to access college, succeed in college and get linked to good local jobs. On Point for College teams up with area organizations, colleges, and businesses to help empower students to overcome the challenges they face in their education journey from application to graduation. On Point for College levels the playing field to transform lives.
The speaker will be Lisa Monteiro who is lives in Utica and is an On Point for College Utica Advisor. Lisa has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Community Counseling from Fairfield University. She has worked as a college admissions counselor, a clinical counselor teacher, and a clinical case advocate.
AmeriCorps members will be available to schedule individualized employment readiness and career counseling sessions for participants.