DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(050618) – ODESSA COLLEGE COLLEGE2CAREER & 6TH COMMITMENT

ODESSA, TEXAS/MAY 6, 2018 – ODESSA COLLEGE PRESENTED COLLEGE2CAREER, AND IT’S FIVE COMMITMENTS TO THE COMMUNITY TO OC AND TO ECISD STAFF PRESENT AT THE SAULSBURY CAMPUS CENTER. THIS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN OC AND ECISD IS FOCUSED ON ENCOURGING MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE OPPORTUNITIES AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL.

(VALERIE JONES, VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTRUCTION AT ODESSA COLLEGE)

“WE SHARED OVER 1300 PRESENTATIONS THAT WERE GIVEN TO ECISD STUDENTS AND STAFF THOUGHOUT THE YEAR BY OVER 300 EMPLOYEES AND IT’S A REALLY EXCITING CULMINATION FOR THAT.”

AS TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES. MANY INDUSTRIES OR FAMILY BUSINESSES THAT TRADITIONALY, ONY A FEW DECADES AGO, WERE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH ON THE JOB TRAINING HAVE BECOME TECHOLOGICALY DRIVEN. TO BE COMPETATIVE AND TO REMAIN COMPETATIVE PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE HIGHER EDUCATION CREDITIALS ESPECIALLY AFTER HIGH SCHOOL.

(VALERIE JONES, VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTRUCTION AT ODESSA COLLEGE)

“COLLEGE IS SO DIVERSE. IT CAN BE A SHORT-TERM CREDENTIAL THAT STUDENTS EARN IN LESS THAT A YEAR. IT CAN BE A TWO-YEAR ASSOCIATES DEGREE THROUGH WHICH THEY CAN EARN A SIX FIGURE INCOME FOR THEIR LIFE EARNINGS, AH, YEAR AFTER YEAR, AND IT CAN TRANSITION TO FOUR-YEAR DEGREE AND ON TO HIGH EDUCATION.”

(KATIE NISBET, ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ACADEMIC PARTNESHIPS AT ODESSA COLLEGE)

ODESSA COLLEGE HAS AN ACADEMICS PARTNERSHIP TEAM, WHICH IS COMPRISED OF THE DIRECTOR OF DUAL CREDIT UNDER THE ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS. TWO COLLEGE CAREER COACHES FOR THE HIGH SCHOOLS AND ONE CAREER COACH FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS AT ECISD. THE GOAL OF COACHES IS TO PRESENT TO THE STUDENTS THE IDEA THAT ‘COLLEGE IS FOR YOU’.”

“THE MESSAGE IS THAT COLLEGE, COLLEGE IS ACCESSIBLE, COLLEGE IS ATTAINABLE, AND THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU AT A SCHOOL DOING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND BECOMING WHO YOU WANT TO BE.”

“IN SOME OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS THAT PART OF THAT IS BRINGING IN SPEAKERS INTO DIFFERENT CLASSROOMS AND TO AVID CLASSROOMS AND TO HOMEROOM CLASSROOMS TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT CAREER OPTIONS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR THEM DEPENDING ON WHAT THEY WANT TO STUDY.”

THE OC COLLEGE2CAREER COACHES TALK WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ABOUT THE DIFFERENT STEPS TO GET IN TO COLLEGE.

(KATIE NISBET, ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ACADEMIC PARTNESHIPS AT ODESSA COLLEGE)

“IT’S NOT JUST AS SIMPLE AS ‘I’M GOING TO SHOW UP AND I’M GOING GO TO CLASS. WORKING THOUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS, WORKING THOUGH FINANCIAL AIDE PROCESS. WE DO THAT WITH STUDENTS, WE DO THAT WITH PARENTS.”

ODESSA COLLEGE ANOUNCED THAT THE SIXTH COMMITMENT – THE FIRST SIX CREDIT HOURS OF DUAL CREDIT WILL BE FREE FOR ECISD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera