Director of Human Resources, Training & Public Relations Officer
One College Drive
Calais, ME 04619
Name: WCCC Public Relations Department
Phone: (207) 454-1002
Date Submitted: September 23, 2014
CALAIS _ WCCC to offer classes at the Calais Methodist Homes
Washington County Community College is delighted to announce the offering of a new program for the area's older adults. The "Senior Arts” program is intended to provide an opportunity for our older residents to add life to their years by participating in new and novel learning activities.
In announcing the program, WCCC President Joseph Cassidy said, “At WCCC we believe in our obligation to serve all the people of our region. We especially value our senior citizens who have blessed us with their support over the years. We know from research that active minds are healthy minds and that participating in learning activities such as those we are developing can be highly beneficial to older adults. WCCC has been honored as one of the best community colleges in America, in part because we care about all the people we serve, young and old. We owe a great debt to our seniors and this is one small way of saying thanks."
The first class in the Senior Arts series is Awakening Your Inner Artist. Local Artist and Jewelry Designer Heather Perry is the creator and instructor of this course which is intended to help people raise their own unique talents or hobbies to a whole new level of artistry. No experience is required. All one needs is a positive attitude and a desire to learn new things.
The class will be held on Thursday mornings from 9:00 until noon at the Methodist Homes Recreation Hall beginning on October 9th. An informational session will be held on October 2nd at 9:00 am in the same location. Heather Perry and WCCC Academic Dean David Sousa will be on hand to answer questions and to provide information about the program.
St Croix Tissue is building a new state-of-the-art automated facility co-located on the Woodland Pulp site in Baileyville, creating up to 80 new jobs beginning in May 2015. Washington County Community College and St Croix Tissue are partnering to offer a special FREE training program for potential new employees.
In addition to pulp and papermaking classes, the eight courses cover math, communications, basic computer skills and safety. The program will be offered in the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters at WCCC. Applicants to the program must be Maine residents, and submit official High School transcripts, GED or HiSET to be considered.
GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR
Students who successfully complete the St Croix Tissue Program at Washington County Community College will be well prepared to work in this type of environment and will be guaranteed an interview for one of the 80 new positions. This is a chance to get to the head of the line. And it’s FREE!
Call 1-207-454-1012 or visit www.wccc.me.edu/st_croix
Apply today. Space is limited. Application deadline September 5, 2014.