KCC invites adult workers to April 21 Enrollment Expo in Hastings

A text slide highlighting KCC's upcoming Enrollment Expo, scheduled for 1 to 7 p.m. April 21, at the Fehsenfeld Center in Hastings.

Kellogg Community College is hosting an Enrollment Expo this month in an effort to connect working adults in the Hastings area with educational opportunities, including the awarding of college credits for professional experience.

The Expo will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center, 2950 M-179, in Hastings. Parking and admission are free; light refreshments will be served.

The Expo is open to anyone interested in furthering their career or starting a new journey through one of KCC’s many academic programs. Attendees, including high school seniors who haven’t yet applied for admission to KCC, are encouraged to stop by the Fehsenfeld Center anytime during the event to meet with faculty and advisors. Representatives from the College’s Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar’s offices also will be available to process applications and forms.

“KCC believes that experience matters, which is why we want to make sure people who have worked in various careers can receive college credits for the expertise they’ve gained on the job,” said Dr. Kay Keck, vice president of Student and Community Services at KCC.

“Earning credits through experience can instantly put someone much closer to a certificate or degree. Sometimes in the workplace, having that extra credential can make the difference between those who receive pay raises and promotions and those who don’t,” Keck said. “By engaging with us, workers across the area can get credit for their past and build up credit toward their future.”

During the Enrollment Expo, representatives and materials will be available to provide information about prior learning credits, veterans’ benefits, continuing education opportunities, financial aid, scholarships and a variety of career, technical and transfer programs at KCC.

Attendees who want to apply for credits for their work experience are encouraged to bring an updated copy of their resumes and any additional documentation (professional certifications, military transcripts, federal DD 214 discharge papers, journeyman’s card and the like) that may serve as proof of competency in various fields.

One of KCC’s newest programs, launching in the fall of 2016, is an accelerated business program that offers online, evening and weekend courses and culminates in an associate degree from KCC and a bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University.

For more information about the KCC Enrollment Expo, contact Dr. Colin McCaleb, director of the Fehsenfeld Center, at mccalebc@kellogg.edu or 269-948-9500.

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