New Program Uses Mentors To Get Community Members Onto Career Track
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By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Community College of Philadelphia is creating a grassroots network to get more people into new careers.
It’s called Pathfinders, and it’s a program to train community mentors who will then pass on information about enrolling in college to people in their communities.
Diane Kae, manager of Student Outreach and Recruitment, says mentors will streamline the process for future students:
“What we’re going to do is offer resources to help education minded grass-roots leaders. College admissions can seem daunting, so Pathfinders is going to cut to the chase, draw focus to the critical steps and timelines that they can then pass on to those they assist.”
Kae says anyone in the community who could benefit from a college degree or professional certificate is eligible to be mentored.
The first training session for mentors is Monday. Kae says Pathfinders will then help students sign up for the Summer session which begins May 13th, or the Fall session.